ABS Permits

In 2015 as part of a project on national implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in the Bahamas with the Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology Commission (BEST), Paul Oldham wrote a paper outlining a national system for compliance and monitoring focusing on an online research permit system. In 2016 with support from the ABS Initiative the paper was further developed with inputs from Olivier Rukundo and Hartmut Meyer.

The concept paper and related schematics for a model online research permit system are available from a separate ABS research permits website and will be updated as the project develops. You can view the full project site below.