Assessing Biological Resources

Assessing Biological Resources

by Natalie P. Stoianoff


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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, Natalie¿s 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789041120878
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 06/07/2004
Series: International Environmental Law and Policy Series , #66
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Biodiversity: Reasons for the Scientific and Commercial Interest7
Chapter 2Biodiversity and Bioprospecting17
Chapter 3An International Perspective on the Implementation of the Biodiversity Treaty and Access to Biological Resources33
Chapter 4The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: a New Breed?55
Chapter 5Managing Access to Australia's Biological Resources--Issues in Developing a National Approach91
Chapter 6Regulating Access to Biological and Genetic Resources in Australia: a Case Study of Bioprospecting in Queensland115
Chapter 7The Role of Local Government in Biodiversity Conservation: Some Issues to Consider in Formulating Bioprospecting Policy Frameworks145
Chapter 8Conserving Biodiversity via Access to Bioresources: a Natural Selection?167
Chapter 9Human Rights Discourse, Indigenous Peoples, and Legal Evolution187
Chapter 10The Andean Pact and Traditional Environmental Knowledge223

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