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Implications of biopiracy for conservation of biodiversity and protection of local community rights: past, present and future

Environment Support Group

Date and Time
17 October 2012 18:15 - 19:45

Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11)

A panel discussion to address the legal, political, cultural, economic, historical and ecological implications of biopiracy for conservation and wise use of biodiversity, and protection of local community rights. The panel will also present case studies on key efforts to tackle biopiracy in India and from elsewhere in the world. Further, the panel will encourage a critical appraisal of current challenges and policy proposals for tackling biopiracy.