The Cultural Diversity in Biodiversity: The Protection of Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Resources in a Global Context
Situation Analysis: A Forum for Critical Thought and Public Affairs, Vol. 2, p. 46, 2003
17 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2009
Date Written: March 1, 2003
Indigenous cultural production presents particular cultural and social value to Indigenous communities, which does not fall within the conventional protection regimes of intellectual property law. Beyond the interests of private property and the exercise of monopolies and exclusive rights that characterize the framework of intellectual property, cultural and intellectual activity presents not only economic benefits to Indigenous peoples, but also is instrumental to the preservation of culture and community. This paper examines the treatment of indigenous and traditional biological resources in an international context and the possible relationship between cultural diversity in those resources themselves as an issue for biodiversity conservation and management.
Keywords: Traditional Knowledge, cultural diversity, biodiversity, CBD
JEL Classification: F10, K19, K30, K32, K33, N50, N56, O34
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation