International conventions

In connection with acquisitions and lending, the museum is obliged to comply with several laws and regulations. These ensure that objects or samples of biological material are both lawfully exported from their original country and lawfully imported into Denmark. In particular, there are two important international conventions on biological material that the museum has obligations to comply with, as Denmark has signed both conventions:

  • the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 1975, and

  • the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 1992 & the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity 2010.