Biodiversity protection – EU legislation implementing Nagoya Protocol


In accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Republic of Serbia is obliged to ensure control over the use of genetic material of indigenous wildlife on its territory, especially when it comes to the use of genetic material in research and development and for commercial purposes.

To this end, assistance was provided to the stakeholders for future implementation of Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 on compliance measures for users from the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation in the Union, and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1866 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 as regards the register of collections, monitoring user compliance and best practices.

During the workshop organised on 11 December 2017, PLAC II Project expert Ms Tuula Honkonen presented the main aspects of the Regulations No 511/2014 and 2015/1866 in relation to Nagoya Protocol. Representatives from the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Provincial Secretariat for Urbanism and Environmental Protection, Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, were familiarised with EU acquis in relation to biodiversity protection and the main aspects of its implementation in practice.