Protecting Biodiversity: National Laws Regulating Access to Genetic Resources in the Americas

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Protecting Biodiversity addresses one of the most fundamental aspects of this important issue: the lack of adequate national laws regulating access to, and compensation for, the use of local genetic resources. This book is the first to compare such laws and policies across a range of countries in both the industrialized and developing worlds, including Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Peru and the United States. It also presents legal viewpoints, conclusions and solid recommendations for future action.

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Susan P. Bass is Director of the Inter-American Program at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

Manuel Ruiz Muller is Principal Researcher in the Biodiversity Program of the Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental in Lima, Peru.

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