xxxvi, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Biodiversity, biotechnology and traditional knowledge protection: law, science and practice pt.1. Biodiversity: what are we losing and why-and what is to be done? The epic of evolution and the problem of biodiversity loss Naturalizing morality Across the apocalypse on horseback: biodiversity loss and the law Impact of the convention on biological diversity: the lessons of ten years of experience with models for equitable sharing of benefits Biodiversity, botanical institutions and benefit sharing: comments on the impact of the convention on biological diversity The link between biodiversity and sustainable development: lessons from INBio's bioprospecting programme in Costa Rica On biocultural diversity from a Venezuelan perspective: tracing the interrelationships among biodiversity, culture change and legal reforms From the 'tragedy of the commons' to the 'tragedy of the commonplace': analysis and synthesis through the lens of economic theory.
pt.2. Biotechnology: part of the solution or part of the problem-or both? Biodiversity, biotechnology and the environment Principles governing the long-run risks, benefits and costs of agricultural biotechnology Costa Rica: biodiversity and biotechnology at the crossroads Biotechnology for sustainable agricultural development in Africa: opportunities and challenges Biotechnology: public-private partnerships and intellectual property rights in the context of developing countries Agricultural biotechnology and developing countries: the Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA) Commentary on agricultural biotechnology The birth and death of traditional knowledge: paradoxical effects of biotechnology in India.
pt.3. Traditional knowledge: what is it and how, if at all, should it be protected? Traditional knowledge: lessons from the past, lessons for the future The demise of 'common heritage' and protection for traditional agricultural knowledge Traditional knowledge protection in the African region The conundrum of creativity, compensation and conservation in India: how can intellectual property rights help grass-roots innovators and traditional knowledge holders? Holder and user perspectives in the traditional knowledge debate: a European view.
pt.4. Ethnobotany and bioprospecting: thinking globally, acting locally Politics, culture and governance in the development of prior informed consent and negotiated agreements with indigenous communities Ethics and practice in ethnobiology: analysis of the international cooperative biodiversity group project in Peru Ethics and practice in Ethnobiology: the experience of the San peoples of Southern Africa Commentary on biodiversity, biotechnology and traditional knowledge protection: a private-sector perspective Answering the call: public interest intellectual property advisers (PIIPA) Answering the call: the intellectual property and business formation legal clinic at Washington University.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.