Protecting indigenous knowledge against biopiracy in the Andes

Reports/papers (non-specific)
, 16 pages
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Published: December 2006
ISBN: 9781843696452
Product code:14531IIED

This paper presents the Indigenous Biocultural Heritage Register, an approach developed by Andean communities in Peru in order to protect their knowledge against biopiracy and gain legal rights relating over their knowledge. The main objective of the register is to ensure the conservation, protection and promotion of indigenous peoples’ knowledge systems for sustaining their livelihoods and traditional resource rights. The Indigenous Biocultural Heritage Register, based on traditional Andean science and technology, also uses modern tools for collecting, documenting, storing, and administering the contents of the register.

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Argumedo, A. and Pimbert, M. (2006). Protecting indigenous knowledge against biopiracy in the Andes. .
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