We don't want to lose these resources to biopiracy
or threats that lead to their extinction or biodiversity loss,' Lim noted.
Conclusions: We suggest certain perspectives, by which we as scientists, may contribute towards prevention of biopiracy
and also to foster the fair utilization of natural resources.
, or the misappropriation of traditional knowledge, is
24) Some scholars have opined that although biopiracy
in developing countries is a real concern, these countries lack the ability to address the issue without outside assistance.
cannot be allowed to continue unabated because of the assumed belief that the indigenous knowledge in Asia, Africa or Latin American is not published or documented.
It does not mean that such an argument is an excuse, but the excess of bureaucracy and different legal regulations certainly works at least as a contribution to our next subject, Biopiracy
Hamilton C (2006) Biodiversity, biopiracy
and benefits: what allegations of biopiracy
tell us about intellectual property.
From the developing countries' perspective, this was a case of biopiracy
, little different from Henry Wickham's stealing rubber seedlings in Brazil for Britain in the late nineteenth century, which led to the end of Brazil's rubber boom, or Richard Spruce's successful collection of the seeds of the cinchona tree, which ended the Andean monopoly on quinine.
To prevent biopiracy
, the resoluton urged that the grant of a patent be made conditional upon a requirement to disclose the origin of genetic resources and traditional knowledge used in inventions and provide evidence of consent from authorities in the provider country and also evidence of fair benefit sharing.
Since then, because of this database, over 1000 cases of biopiracy
have been identified and over 105 claims withdrawn or cancelled by patent offices," he added.
2011) Global Governance: Promoting Biodiversity and Protecting Indigenous Communities Against Biopiracy
The Indian government has filed a biopiracy
lawsuit against Monsanto for stealing indigenous plants to develop genetically modified versions of them to sell without any compensation going back to the people or nation where the plants originally came from.