Traditional Knowledge and Bio-piracy in India
Authored by: Naina Gupta
Edited by: Kausumi Saha
In a biodiversity-rich and developing country like India, protection, preservation, and promotion of traditional knowledge becomes especially important due to its huge economic potential. This brief delves deeper into issues like bio-piracy and the existing difficulties in protecting traditional knowledge, especially that which is indigenous and collectively owned in nature. It also looks at the various institutional mechanisms in place to protect indeigenous knowledge in India, with particular emphasis on the clauses of the TRIPS agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity or CBD and India’s position on them.
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