Pharmaceutical Harvesting

Case Study: All is fair in love – and biodiversity prospecting.

Case Conceptual Analysis

Protagonist Decision Analysis

Suggested Resources

Kathlene McAfee, 1999. Selling nature to save it? Biodiversity and green developmentalism. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 17: 133-153.

Alpina Begossi and Dias De Avila-Pires, F. 2003. WSSD 2002, Latin America and Brazil: Biodiversity and indigenous people. Environment, Development and Sustainability 5: 179-195.

Additional Resources

Richard Firn, 2003. Bioprospecting – why is it so unrewarding? Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 207-216.

Liliana Davalos and others, 2003. Regulating access to genetic resources under the Convention on Biological Diversity: an analysis of selected case studies. Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 1511-1524.

J. Rosenthal, 2002. Curtain has fallen on hopes of legal bioprospecting. Nature 416 (7):15.

Catherine Monagal, 2001. Biodiversity and Intellectual Property Rights. Joint Discussuion Paper, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International and Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). Gland, Switzerland.

Guruswamy, L.D., 1999. The Convention on Biological Diversity: exposing the flawed foundations. Environmental Conservation 26 (2): 79-82.

George B. Frisvold, Peter T. Condon, 1998. The convention on biological diversity and agriculture: Implications and unresolved debates. World Development 26(4): 551-570

F. Stuart Chapin III, et al. 1997. Biotic control over the functioning of ecosystems. Science 277 (5325): 500-504.

Biodiversity and World Map

Biodiversity and its Value

Biodiversity and Conservation

European Commission on Biodiversity

Biodiversity Economics

Extensive Resources

Measuring Biodiversity Value

Third WorldNetwork: Biodiversity, Access, Indigenous Knowledge, and IPRs

Ayahuasca plant patent info

Bioprospecting/Biopiracy and Indigenous People (RAFI)

Center for World Indigenous Studies

Letter from COICA to the Inter-American Foundation RE Ayahuasca

Indigenous Peoples' Biodiversity Information Network

The Center for International Environmental Law

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