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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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About the Authors

Bonnie Kramer Carney is an attorney with Morgan and Finnegan, Attorneys at Law, New York.

David Downes is an attorney with the Center for International Environmental Law, in Washington D.C.

Dr. Rodrigo Gámez is the Director of the National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) of Costa Rica. Formerly he was Director of University of Costa Rica's Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology.

Michael A. Gollin practices intellectual property and environmental law in Washington, D.C., concentrating on biotechnology and environmental technology matters. He is organizing an indigenous resources trade project.

Dr. Winnie Hallwachs is a biologist and technical advisor to INBio and the Guanacaste Conservation Area in Costa Rica.

Dr. Daniel H. Janzen is a Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Technical Advisor to INBio and the Guanacaste Conservation Area in Costa Rica.

Dr. Jorge Jimenez is Director of the Division of Biodiversity Inventory, INBio, Costa Rica.

Dr. Calestous Juma is Executive Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Kenya.

Christopher Klein is an attorney with Morgan and Finnegan, Attorneys at Law, New York.

Sarah A. Laird is a Research Fellow with the Rainforest Alliance. Formerly she was director of the Periwinkle Project at Rainforest Alliance in New York.

Eugenia Leon is Director of Administration, INBio, Costa Rica.

Dr. Carrie A. Meyer is an Associate in WRI's Program in Economics and Population. Before that she was a Professor of Microeconomics and Economic Development at George Mason University in Virginia.

Gerardo Mirabelli is Director of the Division of Biodiversity Information Management, INBio, Costa Rica.

Dr. Alfio Piva is Director of the Division of Biodiversity Information Distribution, INBio, Costa Rica.

Dr. Walter V. Reid is an ecologist and Vice President for Program at WRI. Before that he was a Senior Associate in WRI's Program in Forests and Biodiversity.

Bernard Sihanya is an Assistant Policy Analyst with the African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr. Ana Sittenfeld is the Director of the Division of Biodiversity Prospecting at INBio.