Biodiversity Resources

This is part of a series of essays on bioprospecting and biopiracy. The other essays are: “Bioprospecting or Biopiracy?“; “High-Tech Piracy“; “Mapping the Territory“; “Pharmaceutical Giant Shares the Wealth“; and “Transnationals With a Conscience“.


Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies

Union of Concerned Scientists

Council for Responsible Genetics

Rural Advancement Foundation International

International Center for Technology Assessment

Foundation on Economic Trends

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Cultural Survival

American Anthropological Association

Society of Economic Botany

Society of Ethnobiology


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