Bioversity International, Bioversity for short, is the operating name of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) and the International Network for Improvement of Banana and Plantain (INIBAP).
Bioversity is the world's largest international research organization dedicated solely to the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity. It is non-profit and independently operated.
Subject(s): Biodiversity for Development; Genetic Use Restriction Technologies; Agricultural Biodiversity; Forest Biodiversity; Health and Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures; Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is a plant conservation charity based in London, England. It is a membership organisation, working with 800 botanic gardens in 118 countries, whose combined work forms the world's largest plant conservation network. This site has been developed in conjunction with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the International Plant Exchange Network (IPEN) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). It contains, among others, information on how to develop an ABS policy, reference to the Principles on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing for Participating Institutions developed by a number of botanic gardens and herbaria, as well as some case studies.
Subject(s): Global Strategy for Plant Conservation; Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing; Global Taxonomy Initiative
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora has to date 175 Parties. These countries act by banning commercial international trade in an agreed list of endangered species and by regulating and monitoring trade in others that might become endangered.
Subject(s): Global Strategy for Plant Conservation; Forest Biodiversity; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Global Taxonomy Initiative; Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j)