`Gene raiders' must pay for conservation

Milne, Roger
June 1991
New Scientist;6/22/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1774, p17
Considers a proposal debated in London last week which argues that biotechnology companies should pay a levy to aid in the conservation of the world's genetic resources. Plans to finance a system of payments to countries or indigenous groups for the rights to use native species; International convention on biodiversity to be held in Spain next week; Comments of Jon Tinker, president of the Panos Institute; Current plan involving the Global Environment Facility.


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