Indonesia vulnerable to biopiracy: Siregar

Indonesia is among the countries most vulnerable to biopiracy on account of its rich biodiversity, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Mahendra Siregar has said. Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Mahendra Siregar speaks during an online discussion on genetic resources protection, held in Jakarta “As one of the 10 biodiversity-rich countries, Indonesia is vulnerable to biopiracy, wherein our […]

Sharing pathogens but not the benefits during pandemics

Western nations and pharma companies have, for long, allegedly appropriated and taken thousands of pathogen specimens and data without permission from developing countries Just over a year ago, Chinese scientists shared on a public database the first genetic sequence data (GSD) of the virus which causes the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The data was released […]

Kenya to remember Nagoya Protocol

Kenya ratified the Nagoya protocol on May 1 2014. The Protocol was created in Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010. Flamingos at Lake Bogoria National Reserve in Baringo county The stage has been set for talks on how the country can unlock its business potential for genetic resources as the world marks the tenth anniversary of […]