"While tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate, the clearing is rarely complete and is often not permanent. A considerable amount of tropical forest exists as remnants that have significant value both for the conservation of biological diversity and for meeting the needs of local people.This volume brings together world-renowned scientists and conservationists to address the biological and socio-economic value of forest remnants and to examine practical efforts to conserve those remnants. An outgrowth of a year-long study by the policy program at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes provides a broad overview of theory and practice, and will help foster both interdisciplinary research and more effective approaches to tropical conservation and development.
Whose Knowledge, Whose Genes, Whose Rights?
Stephen B. Brush
Part I. Equity and Indigenous Rights?
Center, Periphery, and Biodiversity: A Paradox of Governance and a Developmental Challenge
Michael R. Dove
Telling Stories about Biological Diversity
Sketches, Qualms, and Other Thoughts on Intellectual Property Rights
The New Environmentalist Movement of Latin American Indigenous People
Is Common Heritage Outmoded?
Stephen B. Brush
Part II. Conservation, Knowledge, Property
Biological Diversity, Indigenous Knowledge, Drug Discovery, and Intellectual Property Rights
Steven R. King
Thomas J. Carlson
Sharing the Benefits of Plant Resources and Indigenous Scientific Knowledge
Gary Paul Nabhan
Angelo Joaquin Jr.
Culture and Community Values in the Selection and Maintenance of African Rice
Tradition, Regulation, and Intellectual Property: Local Agricultural Products and Foodstuffs in France
Selling Hawaiian Crop Cultivars
Brien A. Meilleur
Part III. Policy Options and Alternatives
Quid Pro Quo: Alternatives for Equity and Conservation
Thomas D. Mays
Edgar J. Asebey
Michael R. Bayd
Gordon M. Cragg
Agreements to Collect Biodiversity for Pharmaceutical Research: Major Issues and Proposed Principles
Francesca T. Grifo
David R. Downes
Can the Intellectual Property Rights System Serve the Interests of Indigenous Knowledge?
Surendra J. Patel