World Rainforest Movement

The new legal framework on biodiversity and the commodification of nature in Brazil

Rec_boletim_raizesThe December 2015 Raíces newsletter focuses on the problems arising around approval and regulation of the Legal Framework on Biodiversity, and the impacts of this new law. In this recent rush to privatize nature and traditional knowledge, government and business groups have teamed up to introduce the legalization of biopiracy—under new labels. This publication, by the NGO Terra de Direitos, points to some of the challenges to be faced, and it seeks to continue discussions on the legislative setbacks for biodiversity protection in 2016.

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