Scientific Publications

The CBD for Botanists:

An introduction to the Convention on Biological Diversity for people working with botanical collections

CBD for Botanists - cover scan and CD

This presentation pack provides basic information on the CBD for botanical institutions. It focuses on the issue of ‘access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing’, and its practical implications. The pack includes slides and suggested speaker’s notes, and a resources section offering more detailed information, useful links and suggestions for further reading. It also includes the text of the CBD and the Bonn Guidelines. It is designed to be a flexible training tool, adaptable to different audiences, but can also be read for practical guidance on implementation. The pack is a product of a recent Darwin Initiative project.

Version 2 available to download.

CBD for Botanists Version 2 English (Acrobat .pdf file 3.1 MB)
* CBD for Botanists Version 2 English (PowerPoint .ppt file, 5.0 MB)

CDB para botánicos Versión 2 - Español (Acrobat .pdf file 3.2 MB)
* CDB para botánicos Versión 2 - Español (PowerPoint .ppt file, 4.4 MB)

CDB pour les botanistes Deuxième version - français (Acrobat .pdf file 3.8 MB)
* CDB pour les botanistes Deuxième version - français (PowerPoint .ppt file, 4.3 MB)

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