The third pillar of the CBD: Access and Benefit Sharing

29 May 2008 | News story

Access and Benefit Sharing is intrinsically linked to the other two pillars - conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Delegates in Bonn agreed to continue work on an international regime for this issue.

Daniel Klein of IUCN's Environmental Law Centre explains why access and benefit sharing is a win-win situation for users and providers.


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.