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Costa Rica’s Biodiversity Law Protect Biodiversity and Reverse Soil Erosion

Costa Rica has been a pioneer in developing a comprehensive biodiversity law in response to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. The Costa Rica Biodiversity Law of 1998 embraces the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity: conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of resources, and the fair and equitable  sharing of the benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources. In 2010 Costa Rica’s Biodiversity Law was honoured with the Future Policy Gold Award.

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