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Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing Regulations, 2008 (No. R. 138 of 2008).

Country/Territory
South Africa
Document type
Regulation
Date
2008
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Biodiversity Genetic resources Research Authorization/permit Traditional rights/customary rights Special fund Offences/penalties Access and benefit sharing Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge
Geographical area
Africa, Southern Africa
Abstract

These Regulations, made under the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004, provide rules for bioprospecting and the commercialization of indigenous biological resources.

Full text
English
Website
www.polity.org.za

References - Legislation

Implements

National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, 2004 (No. 10 of 2004).

Legislation | South Africa | 2004

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Biosafety, Biosecurity, Basic legislation, Biodiversity, Data collection/reporting, Policy/planning, Education, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Genetic resources, GMO, Institution, Inventory, Management/conservation, Monitoring, Protection of habitats, Research, Special fund, Traditional rights/customary rights, Use restrictions, Wildlife products, Endangered species, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Biotechnology, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Access and benefit sharing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Delegation of Power in regulation 6(1) of the Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing Regulations, 2008 (No. R. 596 of 2010).

Legislation | South Africa | 2010

Keyword: Biodiversity, Genetic resources, Research, Institution, Traditional rights/customary rights, Access and benefit sharing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing Amendments Regulations, 2015 (No. S.R. 388 of 2015).

Legislation | South Africa | 2015

Keyword: Plant production, Planting material/seeds, Biodiversity, Genetic resources, Research, Authorization/permit, Traditional rights/customary rights, Special fund, Offences/penalties, Access and benefit sharing, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX