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Banishing the Biopirates: A New Approach to Protecting Traditional Knowledge

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Type: Book
Author: Swiderska, Krystyna
Date: 2006
Agency: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London
Series: Gatekeeper, no. 129
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5948
Sector: Social Organization
Subject(s): natural resources
governance and politics
indigenous knowledge
Abstract: "This paper describes how indigenous and farmers’ organisations are calling for more holistic approaches to protecting their rights to TK, bio-genetic resources, territories, culture and customary laws. These components of indigenous knowledge systems and heritage cannot be separated. A new framework for protecting TK, known as collective bio-cultural heritage, addresses biodiversity and culture together, rather than separating them; recognises collective as opposed to individual rights; and places them in the framework of ‘heritage’ as opposed to ‘property’."

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