Malaysia's National Policy on Biological Diversity

(i) To optimise economic benefits from sustainable utilisation of the components of biological diversity;
(ii) To ensure long-term food security for the nation;
(iii) To maintain and improve environmental stability for proper functioning of ecological systems;
 (iv) To ensure preservation of the unique biological heritage of the nation for the benefit of present and future generations;
(v) To enhance scientific and technological knowledge, and educational, social, cultural and aesthetic values of biological diversity;
(vi) To emphasize biosafety considerations in the development and application of biotechnology;