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KOTA KINABALU, 7 April (Bernama) -- Sabah memantapkan lagi pengurusan,

pemuliharaan, perlindungan dan peraturan berkaitan kekayaan sumber biologinya

melalui penggubalan Enakmen Biodiversiti Sabah (SBE) 2000.

SBE, yang diwartakan pada tahun 2000 dan mula dikuatkuasakan pada Mei 2002,

akan berfungsi sebagai kerangka pemandu, bersama-sama Majlis Biodiversiti Sabah

(SBC) dan Pusat Biodiversiti Sabah (SaBC), dalam usaha kerajaan memperkemas

tadbir urus biodiversiti di negeri ini.

Penggubalan enakmen itu dan penubuhan SaBC dilakukan berikutan peningkatan

kesedaran dan keprihatinan tentang perlunya sumber biologi Sabah diurus secara

berkesan bagi melindungi alam semula jadi dan pembangunan sosioekonomi negeri.

Pengarah SaBC Dr Abdul Fatah Amir berkata antara kegiatan teras pusat itu

ialah memajukan strategi pengurusan dan penggunaan optimum secara lestari

kekayaan biodiversiti yang terdapat di Sabah.

“SaBC juga akan meningkatkan perkongsian sumber biologi dan pendidikan serta

pengetahuan tentang biodiversiti di Sabah, termasuk pengetahuan tradisional.

-- LAGI

SABAH-BIODIVERSITI 2 KOTA KINABALU

“Kami juga akan meningkatkan penghasilan produk semula jadi dan bioteknologi

baharu daripada sumber biodiversiti dan biologi di negeri ini," katanya kepada

Bernama.

Beliau berkata SaBC mewujudkan satu platform untuk mengintegrasikan maklumat

tentang biodiversiti di negeri ini daripada pelbagai sumber dengan kos RM1.9

juta yang dibiayai kerajaan negeri.

Dr Abdul Fatah berkata kerajaan negeri, melalui SaBC dan UMS, telah

memulakan projek dua tahun (2013-2014) untuk meneroka biodiversiti negeri ini

bagi memanfaatkan potensinya daripada segi farmaseutikal dan nutraseutikal.

SaBC juga bekerjasama dengan Perbadanan Harta Intelek Malaysia (MyIPO) untuk

menubuhkan Perpustakaan Digital Pengetahuan Tradisional (MyTKDL).

"MyTDKL akan memulihara pengetahuan tradisional rakyat pribumi berkaitan

sumber biologi di Malaysia.

-- LAGI

SABAH-BIODIVERSITI 3 (AKHIR) KOTA KINABALU

“MyTDKL akan dijadikan sumber rujukan oleh pemeriksa paten MyIPO dalam

menjalankan penyelidikan tentang bahan penulisan berkaitan pengetahuan

tradisional.

“SaBC menandatangani satu memorandum persefahaman (MOU) dengan MyIPO tahun

lepas, yang akan menjadi platform bagi kedua-dua pihak untuk membangunkan satu

mekanisme bagi mengumpul dan berkongsi maklumat berkaitan untuk dimasukkan ke

dalam MyTDKL, manakala sebuah jawatankuasa negeri yang dipengerusikan SaBC,

telah ditubuhkan," katanya.

-- BERNAMA.

EM NT AO SP NH

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