THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND CO-ORDINATION (CONSERVATION OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND RESOURCES, AND ACCESS TO GENETIC RESOURCES AND BENEFITS SHARING) REGULATIONS, 2006.
The regulations were developed to protect biological diversity and resources. These Regulations apply to access to genetic resources or parts of genetic resources, whether naturally occurring or naturalised, including genetic resources bred for or intended for commercial purposes within Kenya or for export, whether in in-situ conditions or ex-situ conditions. They do not apply: to plants listed in the Agriculture Act Cap 318; the exchange of genetic resources where the exchange is done by a local community among themselves and for their own consumption; or where the exchange is certified to be purely for food or other consumptive purposes as prescribed by the relevant laws. Any person who intends to access genetic resources in Kenya needs an Access permit for genetic resources in Kenya with a certificate from National Council for Science and Technology. The process of accessing a permit involves a multi-agency engagement and a Prior Informed Consent as may be applicable.
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