Saturday, July 28, 2012

Brazil imposes fines by biopiracy

One important area in the fight to keep biodiversity is the fight against biopiracy. For that reason it was good to see the Brazilian government taking action by giving fines to 35 companies for a total of US$44 million. The companies were fined for failing to share benefits from the exploitation of the biodiversity. Much of this exploitation comes at the expense of indigenous peoples.

For a previous action in South America on biodiversity, see this article.

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