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KUCHING: Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) celebrated its annual Biodiversity Day on 4th May 2019 at its premises located at Borneo Heights, Semengoh here.

The celebration was held in conjunction with the United Nations’ International Day for Biological Diversity which is observed on May 22 annually to increase public awareness on biodiversity issues. The theme of this year event is “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, and Our Health”. It is one of SBC’s initiatives to encourage general public especially the young generation to be interested in biodiversity, science and research.

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Kuching: Wednesday, 20th March 2019 marks a milestone for Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) as it officially seals Benefit Sharing Agreements (BSA) with five indigenous communities under the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre Ordinance, 1997. Simultaneously, SBC breaks new ground for Sarawak becoming the first in Malaysia to implement the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing, a major landmark for governance of genetic resources and traditional knowledge, with benefit sharing for its indigenous communities through the sustainable use of their biodiversity.