Appendix 4

Convention on Biological Diversity - Relevant Articles

The Biodiversity Convention has the following as its objective under Article 1:

"the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilisation of genetic resources, including by appropriate access to genetic resources and by appropriate transfer of relevant technologies, taking into account all rights over those resources and to technologies, and by appropriate funding."

Other Articles of the Convention which are relevant to the work of the Australian National Botanic Gardens are:

Article 6 General Measures for Conservation and Sustainable Use

Article 7 Identification and Monitoring

Article 8 In situ Conservation

Article 9 Ex situ Conservation

Article 10 Sustainable Use of the Components of Biological Diversity

Article 12 Research and Training

Article 13 Public Education and Awareness

Article 15 Access to Genetic Resources (and benefit sharing)

Article 17 Exchange of Information

Article 18 Technical and Scientific Cooperation


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