The Nagoya Protocol Learning Portal

We welcome you to our learning community for the Nagoya Protocol. The Protocol is a framework for how to conduct research and manage collections and associated information. Whether you’re a student just getting your feet wet in research, or a curator, a teacher, or research faculty, this learning portal is built to help you find the resources you need

Our Goals

Familiarize people with how the Nagoya Protocol was developed, what it covers, and how people are to follow it.
Help anyone doing science research, education, and collections management learn and promote Nagoya compliance.
Show how Nagoya applies to both international and national work, and applies to future research planning as well as historical research resources.

News and Updates

ESA Webinar March 26, 2020 – Introduction to the Nagoya Protocol and this website!


“What You Need to Know about the Nagoya Protocol, Access, and Benefit-sharing When Planning Your Research”

Presented By: Patrick Reilly, U.S. Department of State; and Rachel Meyer, University of California, Santa Cruz

Watch the recording here.

Webinar about the Nagoya Protocol from the US Government


The American Institute for Biological Sciences presents a webinar presentation by Patrick Reilly from the US State Dept titled “LIFE FINDS A WAY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT“.  In case you missed it, you can watch the video HERE.

China to host the meeting where the new decadal biodiversity targets will be drafted


The upcoming Conference of the Parties, where ~200 countries gather to coordinate action plans to slow the incredible loss of biodiversity worldwide, will be hosted by China in November 2020. Read an overview of the process and history of these meetings, as well as benchmark achievements and failures, HERE.

To see where the Conference of the Parties have been in the past, and what their all about, check out THIS PAGE from the United Nations.

Rooibos tea: profits will be shared with Indigenous communities


Nature Publishing covered the agreement finally reached between the Khoi and San people and the South African government to share the benefits of the rooibos tea industry. Rooibos is a traditional beverage and medicine from Southern Africa. Read the article HERE.

The Botanical Society of America announces financial support for


The BSA Board of Directors agreed to provide $2500 to support the development of this website. Thank you! As a community of practice space to help each other, we appreciate societies backing the website and sharing it with their members.

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