Six Indigenous Communities and Sarawak Biodiversity Centre Seals Benefit Sharing Agreement
The Bidayuh Community of Kampung Kiding
The Kelabit Community of Pa' Lungan
The Lun Bawang Community of Long Kerebangan
The Kelabit Community of Pa' Ukat
The Lun Bawang Community of Long Telingan
The Lun Bawang Community of Long Rusu
How Benefit Sharing Agreement (BSA) Benefits The Communities
The BSA presents three-fold benefits to the participating indigenous communities - recognition and respect to the communities’ rights to its biological resources and associated traditional knowledge (TK); ensures fair and equitable sharing of monetary and non-monetary benefits arising from the utilization of biological resources and associated TK; as well as promote the importance of biodiversity conservation.
Thank you for choosing LitSara®, a product that has its roots in indigenous communities' traditional knowledge and uses. An equitable portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be shared with the indigenous communities of Sarawak who have contributed to the development of LitSara® and towards their ongoing efforts to document and develop traditional knowledge, and conserve biodiversity that has served mankind of uses over time.