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close this bookBiodiversity Prospecting - A World Resources Institute Book (WRI, 1993, 352 pages)
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Open this folder and view contentsI. A New Lease on Life
Open this folder and view contentsII. Costa Rica's Conservation Program and National Biodiversity Institute (INBio)
Open this folder and view contentsIII. Biodiversity Prospecting by INBio
Open this folder and view contentsIV. Contracts for Biodiversity Prospecting1
Open this folder and view contentsV. Research Management Policies: Permits for Collecting and Research in the Tropics
Open this folder and view contentsVI. An Intellectual Property Rights Framework for Biodiversity Prospecting
Open this folder and view contentsVII. Policy Options for Scientific and Technological Capacity-Building
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 1 - The Role of the Parataxonomists, Inventory Managers, and Taxonomists in Costa Rica's National Biodiversity Inventory
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 2 - Biodiversity Prospecting Contract
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 3 - The Convention on Biological Diversity and Intellectual Property Rights
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 4 - United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
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Using Genetic Resources for Sustainable Development

Walter V. Reid
Sarah A. Laird
Carrie A. Meyer
Rodrigo Gámez
Ana Sittenfeld
Daniel H. Janzen
Michael A. Gollin
Calestous Juma

World Resources Institute (WRI), USA
Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio), Costa Rica
Rainforest Alliance, USA
African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Kenya

A Contribution to the:
WRI/IUCN/UNEP Global Biodiversity Strategy
May 1993

Kathleen Courrier
Publications Director

Brooks Belford
Marketing Manager

Hyacinth Billings
Production Manager

Cover Photos
Merck & Co./Black Star, Steve Winter; INBio; Walter V. Reid

Pam Reznick
Cover Design

Each World Resources Institute Report represents a timely, scholarly treatment of a subject of public concern. WRI takes responsibility for choosing the study topics and guaranteeing its authors and researchers freedom of inquiry. It also solicits and responds to the guidance of advisory panels and expert reviewers. Unless otherwise stated, however, all the interpretation and findings set forth in WRI publications are those of the authors.

Copyright © 1993 World Resources Institute. All rights reserved.
ISBN 0-915825-89-9
Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 93-60546
Printed on recycled paper