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Date of creation
2019-02-07 09:00 UTC (anita@kats.gov.my)
Date of last update
2020-05-19 07:08 UTC (anita@kats.gov.my)
Date of publication
2020-05-19 07:08 UTC (anita@kats.gov.my)

General Information
  • Malaysia
Title of document
National Policy on Biological Diversity 2016-2025
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Policy
Subject areas
  • Capacity Building
  • Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
  • Contained use
  • Human and/or Animal Health
  • Illegal transboundary movements
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
  • Liability and redress
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
  • Unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures
  • Biodiversity
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
National Policy on Biological Diversity 2016-2025 is a revision from the previous biodiversity policy of 1998. This policy aims to provide direction and framework to conserve biodiversity and use it sustainably in the face of increasingly complex challenges now and in the future. This is a shared responsibility as biodiversity is a cross cutting issue. This policy has five overarching goals supported by 17 national biodiversity targets and 57 actions and will be implemented within ten years (2016-2025). All actions have measurable key indicators to monitor progress.  This policy was formed to fulfill Malaysia's obligations under the Convention of Biological Diversity as well as safeguard our valuable biodiversity. Target 12 is dedicated to biosafety.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
National Policy on Biological Diversity 2016-2025.pdf (5 MB)
National Policy on Biological Diversity 2016-2025
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
Level 12, Wisma Sumber Asli,
No. 25, Persiaran Perdana,
Precinct 4
Malaysia, 62574
Phone:+603-8886 1442
Url:Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
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