PANNA: Resource Pointer #311 (Biodiversity)
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*Sustaining Agricultural Biodiversity and the Integrity and Free Flow of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, 2002* Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), ETC Group and Genetic Resources Action International (GRAIN). Encourages food security and the protection of biodiversity through various FAO conventions and treaties. Provides examples of actions by non-governmental groups that promote global biodiversity. Identifies challenges posed to biodiversity by global trade, corporate power and genetically engineered organisms. 24 pages. Available at http://www.itdg.org/. Contact ITDG, Schumacher Centre, Bourton, Rugby CV23 9QZ, UK; phone (44-1926) 634400; fax (44-1926) 634401; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.itdg.org/.
*Fate of the Wild: The Endangered Species Act and the Future of Biodiversity, 2001* Bonnie Burgess. Discusses biodiversity in the US since the introduction of the yet-unauthorized 1992 Endangered Species Act. Examines the causes of species loss and endangerment and the struggles of environmental lawmaking. Asserts that human actions are causing environmental degradation, human infertility and mass extinctions. 232 pages. US$29.95. Contact University of Georgia Press, 330 Research Drive, Athens GA 30602; phone (800) 266-5842; fax (706) 369-6131; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.ugapress.uga.edu/.
*Handbook of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2001* Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity. Proceedings of the 2001 UN Convention on Biological Diversity, whose goals are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources. Contains full texts of convention presentations, biosafety protocols and other important convention documents. Includes a CD-Rom version of the text with additional resources. 690 pages. UK$24.95. Contact Earthscan Publications Ltd., 120 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JN, UK; phone (44-20) 7278-0433; fax (44-20) 7278-1142; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.earthscan.co.uk/, or Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity, Web site http://www.biodiv.org/.
*Seeding Solutions: Volume 2: Options for National Laws Governing Control Over Genetic Resources and Biological Innovations, 2001* The UN Crucible II Group. Asserts the need to develop, conserve and exchange seed for the benefit of present and future generations and to promote the rights and interests of indigenous and rural peoples in their role as creators and conservers of biological diversity. Provides a range of models for national policy-makers. 300 pages. Can$35. Available in English, French and Spanish. Conact International Development Research Centre, PO Box 8500, Ottawa, ON, K1G 3H9, Canada; phone (613) 236 6163; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.idrc.ca/.
*Implications of WTO Negotiations for Biodiversity, 2002* Friends of the Earth International (FOEI). Briefing paper in a series on the impact of corporate-led globalization on biodiversity. Prepared for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. Outlines implications of WTO trade propositions (from 2001 Ministerial in Qatar) on global environment, agriculture and biodiversity. 10 pages. Available in English and Spanish. Download free at http://www.foei.org/publications/trade/. Contact FOEI, PO Box 19199, 1000 Gd Amsterdam, The Netherlands; phone (31-20) 622 1369; fax (31-20) 639 2181; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.foei.org/.