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A call for intellectual property rights to recognise indigenous people's knowledge of genetic and cultural resources



A call for intellectual property rights to recognise indigenous people's knowledge of genetic and cultural resources



Widening perspectives on biodiversity: 287-289



Indigenous people of the Amazon and Andean regions have contributed a great deal to the knowledge that exists on a wide range of genetic resources. Since this indigenous knowledge is the result of ongoing research by rural communities, it warrants the same protection available to individuals for their inventions.

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