Saving What Remains


 

Avoiding Biopiracy

Pharmaceutical companies are changing the way they do business with the indigenous people who provide them with the basis for new products.

The seeds of Bixa orellana have been used for centuries by Amazonians bright orange ceremonial facepaint. Recently the cosmetics company, Areda, began using Bixa, supplied directly by Yawana Indians in Brazil, in their products. In exchange for receiving a steady supply of Bixa, Areda provided the Yawana with solar technology that brought electricity to their villages and helped the Indians turn deforested lands into productive Bixa plantations.

   

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Solutions Introduction
Sustainable Forest Products
Large-scale Forest Products
Medicinal Drugs
Logging
Logging (con't)
Oil
Conservation Priorities
Reserve Size & Valuation
Organization
Intergovernmental Institutions
Communication, Education
Indigenous people
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References (1)
References (3)
References (5)

Sustainable Dev - Agriculture
Eco-tourism
Foods & Genetic Diversity
Medicinal Drugs & Pesticides
Logging (con't)
Cattle
Increasing Productivity
Types of Reserves
Funding
Developing nations
NGOs
International Organizations
Conclusion
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References (2)
References (4)
References (6)

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