Panama is first to benefit from fund to tackle biopiracy

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Le Pantanal au Brésil © AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA

The Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF) — has announced its first beneficiary: a project exploring Panama’s natural resources for use in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.

The Nagoya Protocol was agreed in October 2010 by 193 countries to tackle biopiracy and share the benefits of research into natural resources in an equitable manner.

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