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The Marriage of Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science: Ethical Considerations

As an increasing number of institutions recognize Traditional Knowledge (TK) as a valid source of information relating to climate change, climate researchers are turning to Indigenous nations and communities to support and corroborate “climate science.” This interaction between research scientists and Indigenous nations or communities has the potential to raise ethical issues where the relationship…
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Ecuador’s strategy for tackling biopiracy

A new report published by the Ecuador government identifies countries that have biopirated Ecuador’s genetic resources. A majority of the identified countries are developed countries. United States, Australia, Germany, Netherlands and South Korea were identified as the top five countries that have applied for the highest number of patents by illegally using genetic resources derived from…
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