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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2013-11-15 20:36 UTC (Jeremiasyanes@marn.gob.sv/10059)
Date of last update
2017-01-03 20:43 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2017-01-03 20:43 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the Organization
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN)
Kilómetro 5½ Carretera a Santa Tecla, Calle y Colonia Las Mercedes, Edificio MARN (Instalaciones del ISTA), San Salvador, El Salvador, Centro América.
San Salvador
El Salvador, 00106-8000
Phone:+503 2132-9462,+503 7976-0395
Fax:+503 2132-6231
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Thematic areas
Management of Environmental Affairs
Geographical area(s) of Operations
  • Americas - Central America
Organization’s profile
The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources is the rector institution of the environmental management in El Salvador. In virtue of the Environmental Law (Art.68 and 21 literal "o"). Correspondingly, serves like a National Focal Centre for the application and implementation of the dispositions of The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Special Regulations for the Safe Management of Genetically Modified Organisms.
Contact person
Lic. Jeremías Ezequiel Yanes
Punto Focal Centro de Intercambio de Información sobre Seguridad de la Biotecnología
Gabinete Técnico | Despacho Ministerial
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN)
Kilómetro 5 ½ Carretera a Santa Tecla, Calle y Colonia Las Mercedes, Edificio MARN (Instalaciones del ISTA), San Salvador, El Salvador, Centro América.
San Salvador, San Salvador
El Salvador, 00106-8000
Phone:(503) 2132-9462; 7976-0395
Fax:(503) 2132-6231
Laboratory for detection and identification of LMOs
Is this organization a laboratory or does it include a laboratory for the detection/ identification of LMOs?
Additional Information
Additional Information
Due to the fact that El Salvador still presents certain gaps for the implementation of biosafety in the environmental area, agricultural and human health, the project "Contribution to the Safe Use of Biotechnology in El Salvador" has been elaborated and financed by GEF, whose main objective is to consolidate and implement an operating system  of biosafety for the safe use of biotechnology in El Salvador, in concordance with  national priorities and international liabilities; prompt the subject of monitoring and detection has been boarded from the fourth component from the referred project which deals available  of a monitoring, inspection, and fulfillment system  of the Safety Measures of Biotechnology, including  the establishment of the first National References Laboratory for  GMO Detection in El Salvador.