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

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Johanna Gibson

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2003

Abstract

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

Gibson, Johanna, The Cultural Diversity in Biodiversity: The Protection of Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Resources in a Global Context (March 1, 2003). Situation Analysis: A Forum for Critical Thought and Public Affairs, Vol. 2, p. 46, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1426562

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