TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES: INTERNATIONAL DEBATE AND POLICY INITIATIVES

@inproceedings{Mauro2000TRADITIONALKO,
  title={TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES: INTERNATIONAL DEBATE AND POLICY INITIATIVES},
  author={Francesco Mauro and Preston D. Hardison},
  year={2000}
}
This paper reviews international law and policy regarding the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities that are defining the role of traditional and indigenous knowledge in the management and conservation of biodiversity. The most influential forums occur within the United Nations system, particularly the Working Group on Indigenous Populations and the Convention on Biological Diversity. We discuss the “soft-law” context of declarations, regional agreements, ethical guidelines… CONTINUE READING

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