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Codes of conduct and their institutional implementation

Plant collections and researchers have been involved in the development of a range of ABS sectoral policy tools, codes of conduct and best practices since the CBD came into force, including the Principles on ABS, the International Plant Exchange Network and the International Society for Ethnobiology Code of Ethics, and post-Nagoya Protocol, the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) Code of Conduct and Best Practices and the Mexican Association of Botanic Gardens Code of Conduct and Compendium of Good Practices (see ABS resources page for other tools relevant to collections and researchers)  The examples provided here show how such codes and best practices are being addressed by a range of institutions.



The Clauses from the Mexican Association of Botanic Gardens Code of Conduct

An example of a process for fieldwork: Jardín Botánico Universitario BUAP

Overseas fieldwork approval process at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Compliance with CBD and ABS provisions – institutional tools and approaches used by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Review of ABS implementation procedures at the Swedish Museum of Natural History

ABS management at the Natural History Museum (NHM) London

ABS implementation for plant science and collections at the Bavarian Natural History Collections (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns, SNSB)

ABS governance and implementation at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (French Natural History Museum)

ABS awareness-raising and ABS management at a university museum