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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Samoa

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

COP14 Poster - Samoa on Spatial Data

During the one-day day workshop on "Using National Reporting to Improve NBSAP Implementation and Development of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework", at COP14 in Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt, Samoa took part in the World Cafe and presented its findings on Using Spatial Data to Develop your National Report. Results are presented in this poster. 

Samoa’s Access and Benefit Sharing Success Story: Local Communities Benefit from Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge

Since 1989, the community of Falealupo, Government of Samoa and foreign parties have signed three Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) agreements for the purposes of Research & Development (R&D) and bio-prospecting. The agreements were put in place for the use of traditional knowledge from local healers and the local plant ‘mamala’ for HIV AIDS research.


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