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NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM IIED: Issue 40 - November 2006
Document begins: NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM IIED: Issue 40 November 2006 Welcome to IIED's monthly e-bulletin announcing the latest publications from the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), an independent, non-profit research institute working in the field of sustainable development. http://www.iied.org SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Here at IIED we strive to make our research and policy messages accessible. Over the last year we have digitised our back catalogue and `out of print' publications. We are pleased to announce that these publications are now available to download free from our on-line publications database. A resource that now holds over 1,200 titles to download. Please visit: http://www.iied.org/pubs BIODIVERSITY A Simple Guide to Intellectual Property Rights, Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge Tejaswini Apte Patents, intellectual property rights, biopiracy.These terms are appearing more frequently in the news. It is clear even to the layperson that these are controversial issues. What is not clear is what they mean. What implications do they have for an ordinary citizen? Why are they such a hot topic of debate? What connection do intellectual property rights (IPRs) have with biological resources? What is the link to India's traditional knowledge? This handbook is a step towards filling the gap of user-friendly information and ...