Regional or National Measures

Malaysia
ABS Measures
  • Sabah Biodiversity Enactment 2000
  • Sarawak Biodiversity Centre Ordinance of 1997, and amendment of 2003.
  • The Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations 2004
  • Main ABS Elements

    ABS Element
    Official Title of the Measure
    Description Relevant articles and sections
    Competent National Authority
    Sabah Biodiversity Enactment 2000
    Sabah Biodiversity Council Art. 3
    Sarawak Biodiversity Centre Ordinance of 1997, and amendment of 2003.
    Sarawak Biodiversity Council and Sarawak Biodiversity Centre
    Scope
    The Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations 2004
    Collection and take away of biological resources Art. 3
    Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
    Sabah Biodiversity Enactment 2000
    Access licence (application) Art. 15-17
    Application fee and costs Art. 18-19
    The Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations 2004
    Ethnobiological research permit Art. 29-32
    Permit to collect protected resources Art. 5-9
    Special procedure for collection of biological resources by approved institutions Art. 14-19
    Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
    Sabah Biodiversity Enactment 2000
    Conditions of approval for an access licence Art. 23
    Terms of access licence and review of decision Art. 24-25
    The Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations 2004
    Participation in research Art. 23
    Research agreement, which includes benefit-sharing Art. 21-25
    Rights and use of discoveries Art. 24-25
    Compliance Mechanisms
    Sabah Biodiversity Enactment 2000
    Legal proceedings, offences and penalties Art. 26-36
    The Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations 2004
    Duty to notify Art. 19
    Duty to report Art. 15, 23, 33
    Suspension or cancellation of permit Art. 12-13
    Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
    The Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations 2004
    Compensation for providing information in relation with ethnobiological research Art. 32
    Inventory and depository Art. 34
    Other
    Sabah Biodiversity Enactment 2000
    Establishement of Sabah Biodiversity Centre Art. 9
    Regulations to carry out provisions of this Enactment Art. 37
    The Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations 2004
    Access and use of inventory materials Art. 35-40
    Export permit for research purposes Art. 10-11
    Sales permit of protected resources Art. 28

    • United Nations
    • United Nations Environment Programme