Biodiversity Access and Benefit-Sharing Policies for Protected Areas

Overview
  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-IAS
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University
    VOLUME:
    Policy Report 2003
    TITLE:
    Biodiversity Access and Benefit-Sharing Policies for Protected Areas
    AUTHORS:
    by Sam Johnston, Dagmar Lohan, Estherine Lisinge, Rachel Wynberg and Sarah Laird
    PUB DATE:
    2003•08•27
    COPYRIGHT:
    United Nations University
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2003

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    An Introduction

    In the last fifteen years, the legal and policy framework for biodiversity research and prospecting and the way genetic resources are viewed, exchanged and used has been transformed while protected area managers are confronted with access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing issues on top of a multitude of other challenges they are facing. This report aims to assist protected area managers and policy makers in addressing this rapidly evolving area.