ATCM XLIII and CEP XXIII 2021, Paris, France / Online
WP016: Antarctic Bioprospecting - SCAR Survey of Member Countries
Submitted: 28 April 2021
ATCM XLI requested SCAR to provide an update to its 2010 report contained in pdf ATCM XXXIII WP002 Biological prospecting in the Antarctic region: a conservative overview of current research (664 KB) .
To assist with that review SCAR has: surveyed its Member countries to assess the extent to which bioprospecting has been undertaken through national Antarctic programmes since 2010; reviewed national Antarctic science strategies to assess the extent to which bioprospecting is prioritised and reviewed the academic literature on the issue published since 2010.
This Working Paper summarises the findings. Further details on the survey results and the literature search are provided in pdf Information Paper IP012 Antarctic Bioprospecting: SCAR Survey of Member Countries (188 KB) .
ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
43rd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
14 - 24 June 2021