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Obtain a bio-prospecting permit - Environment  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Submit application
(last modified: 04/09/2019)

Costs

( see details )

Waiting time until next step

VUV 150000
0.5day  -  25 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation - Ministry of Climate Change

Nambatu, PMB 9063 , Port Vila
Tel: +678 25302 / +678 33430
Email: depc@vanuatu.gov.vu
Website: https://environment.gov.vu
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Environmental Protection Division

Mon: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Mimosa Bethel

Environmental Protection Officer
Tel: 00678 25302
Email: mbethel@vanuatu.gov.vu

Expected results

Government Receipt Cashier

Requirements

1. Bioprospecting Application form
Bioprospecting Application form (original)
Filled in and signed research application form
2.
Research proposal (original)
Part of biosecurity project
3.
Code of ethics (original)
Filled in and signed
4.
Letter of support (original)
From researchers university or institution or project IA.
5.
Letter of support from focal agency. (original)
Example fisheries, agriculture, forestry, etc
6.
Payment (original)
payment for research fees and refundable bond fee
7.
Endorsement or support letter from landowners and community concerned (original)
Applies to commercial bio prospecting.
8.
Legally binding and enforceable contract is made between custom landowners (original)
Or any owner of traditional knowledge (link to EPC Act Part 4: Division 1 section 34 (6), a (i), (ii) & (iii) and aa. [Apply to commercial bio-prospecting]
9.
Has the concern provincial government been informed about this intended research. (original)

Cost VUV  150,000

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VUV 50,000
Research Fees
VUV 100,000
Refundable Bond Fee
Payment methods: Cash, Cheque, Direct deposit to bank account No:

Time frame

Waiting time until next step: min   0.5day - max   25 days

Legal justification

1. Environmental Protection and Conservation Act 12 of 2002
Environmental Protection and Conservation Act 12 of 2002
Sections tion32, 33

Additional information

Consultation and contractual arrangements: For your application to be determined, you must have:
• Consulted with the relevant custom landowners and community; and
• Entered into a legally binding and enforceable contract with the custom landowners and/or the owners of the traditional knowledge associated with your application. This is referred to as the access and benefit sharing contract (the ABS contract) and reflects the prior informed consent, given by the custom landowners/owners of traditional knowledge, to grant access to the genetic resources/traditional knowledge; and the mutually agreed terms for the sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of the genetic resources/traditional knowledge

Referral : Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation - Ministry of Climate Change

Entity in charge

Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation - Ministry of Climate Change

Nambatu, PMB 9063 , Port Vila
Tel: +678 25302 / +678 33430
Email: depc@vanuatu.gov.vu
Website: https://environment.gov.vu
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Environmental Protection Division

Mon: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Person in charge

Donna Kalfatak

The Director
Tel: 00678 25302
Email: dkalfatak@vanuatu.gov.vu