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Law 2000-045 pertaining to the Environmental Code

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Mauritania

Year of current version:2000
Date of entry into force of original text:July 30, 2000
Date of Text (Enacted):July 26, 2000
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Genetic Resources, IP Regulatory Body, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:
This law establishes the general principles of environmental protection. It guarantees the conservation of biodiversity and the rational use of natural resources (flora and fauna, forest and protected areas).

For the provisions relating to the protection and sustainable use of genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, please refer to:
-Title III, Articles 24, 25, 26 & 28 (pp. 5-6)
-Title III, Chapter IV, Articles 48 & 50 (p. 9)
-Title IV, Section III, Chapter VI, Article 79 (p. 14)
-Titre V, Articles 90, 91, 94 & 95 (pp. 15-16)
Available Texts: 
French

Loi n° 2000-045 portant Code de l'Environnement Loi n° 2000-045 portant Code de l'Environnement, Complete document (pdf) [86 KB] Loi n° 2000-045 portant Code de l'Environnement, Complete document (htm) [120 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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