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Protected Areas and ABS: Getting Most of the Two

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The Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is one of the successfully implemented programmes at national level. Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 focusing on protected areas is expected to receive more support with focus on better management and governance of protected areas in terrestrial and marine ecosystems. This Report focuses on Element 2 of the PoWPA on issues related to access and benefit sharing and provides a review of actions, at national and global levels, on achieving this Element. The Report also provides recommendations related to integrating ABS related issues in protected area management at national level to effectively implement the Nagoya Protocol on ABS.

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