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Biodiversity and the Law: Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Traditional Knowledge

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Edited by: Charles McManis

ISBN13: 9781844073498
Published: April 2007
Publisher: Earthscan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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How do we promote global economic development, while simultaneously preserving local biological and cultural diversity? This authoritative volume, written by leading legal experts and biological and social scientists from around the world, aims to address this question in all of its complexity. The first part of the book examines biodiversity and examines what are we losing, why and looks at what is to be done.

The second part addresses biotechnology and looks at whether it is part of the solution or part of the problem, or perhaps both. The third section examines traditional knowledge, explains what it is and how, if at all, it should be protected. The fourth and final part looks at ethnobotany and bioprospecting and offers practical lessons from the vast and diverse experiences of the contributors.

  • An authoritative examination of the inter-relationships between the law, intellectual property rights, biodiversity protection, biotechnology and the protection of traditional knowledge
  • Twenty-eight chapters from dozens of international legal and scientific experts containing a comprehensive assessment of the issues complete with thorough references
  • An essential references for all legal libraries, legal practitioners, science libraries, corporations involved in pharmaceuticals or biotechnology and conservationists and other NGOs

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    Intellectual Property Law
    Introducing Biodiversity
    Biotechnology & Traditional Knowledge Protection: Law, Science and Practice
    Part I Biodiversity: What are we Losing and Why, and What is to be Done?
    Part II Biotechnology: Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem, or Both?
    Part IV: Ethnobotany and Bioprospecting: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally