Checkpoint for monitoring the utilization of genetic resources of the Republic of Belarus
29 April 2019

The Round Table “Cooperation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in the area of genetic resourcesꞌ conservation” was held on April 24, 2019 at the CJSC “DG-Centre” in the framework of the International Technical Assistance Project “Strengthening of human resources, legal frameworks and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol in the Republic of Belarus” of March 30, 2018 No. 2/18/000874 (hereinafter referred to as “the Project”), including the Coordination Meeting of CITES National Competent Authorities to discuss the instruments of the forthcoming meeting of CITES Parties (COP-18).

During the meeting, about 40 participants from 8 countries (Belarus, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Moldova, and Russia), as well as experts from international organizations (IFAW, PEW Trust), learned about the project goals and activities, the experience of the Republic of Belarus in the transfer of genetic resources and work on the genetic resources’ inventory in the country using DNA barcoding techniques carried out by the Republican DNA Bank of a human, animals, plants and microorganisms.

The Region’s representatives had a chance to discuss the situation in the area of access to genetic resources and share experience on that issue, as well as to establish contacts for further joint work.

Programme of CITES Meeting

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