Biodiversity Policy of Ethiopia

One of the priority areas of national action towards the effective conservation, rational development and sustainable utilization of genetic resources is a national commitment through an appropriate government policy. To this end, the national policy on Biodiversity Conservation and Development is formulated based on the rationale that the conservation of biodiversity is one of the conditions of the overall socio economic development and sustainable environmental management goals. Hence, because of its vital importance in the socio economic well being of the Ethiopia people, the conservation, proper management and the use of biodiversity need to be supported by policy, legislation and national capacity building.