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Assessing Biological Resources : Complying with the Convention on Biological Diversity - Natalie P. Stoianoff

Assessing Biological Resources

Complying with the Convention on Biological Diversity

By: Natalie P. Stoianoff (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th June 2004
ISBN: 9789041120878
Number Of Pages: 288

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About the editor

Natalie Stoianoff, BSc. LLB. MAppSc (Biotech) (UNSW) FTIA, is currently Associate Professor and Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong. Co-author of a leading text on Intellectual Property Law in Australia, Natalies research explores the fields of traditional knowledge and biodiversity, bioethics and taxation policy.

This is a multidisciplinary volume comprising contributions from lawyers, scientists and policy makers on the globally significant issue of accessing biological, and ultimately genetic, resources for commercial and scientific purposes. This volume deals with a number of international instruments but emphasizes the Convention on Biological Diversity and considers the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, the rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as issues in bioprospecting, scientific and commercial development. Consideration of the issues is raised at national, regional and international levels but here the focus is primarily the unique Australian experience, thereby reflecting the larger international debates between the developed nations and the megadiverse developing nations.

Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Biodiversity: Reasons for the Scientific and Commercial Interestp. 7
Biodiversity and Bioprospectingp. 17
An International Perspective on the Implementation of the Biodiversity Treaty and Access to Biological Resourcesp. 33
The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: a New Breed?p. 55
Managing Access to Australia's Biological Resources--Issues in Developing a National Approachp. 91
Regulating Access to Biological and Genetic Resources in Australia: a Case Study of Bioprospecting in Queenslandp. 115
The Role of Local Government in Biodiversity Conservation: Some Issues to Consider in Formulating Bioprospecting Policy Frameworksp. 145
Conserving Biodiversity via Access to Bioresources: a Natural Selection?p. 167
Human Rights Discourse, Indigenous Peoples, and Legal Evolutionp. 187
The Andean Pact and Traditional Environmental Knowledgep. 223
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9789041120878
ISBN-10: 9041120874
Series: International Environmental Law & Policy Series : Book 66
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 7th June 2004
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 16.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.59