IMPLICATIONS OF BIOPIRACY FOR CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY AND PROTECTION OF LOCAL COMMUNITY RIGHTS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Side Event at the 11th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Hyderabad

Dates: 17 - 17 October, 2012
Time: 18:15 – 19:45 hrs
Venue: Side Event Room 4 - HITEX 1 - Ground Level, Hyderabad

 

You are cordially invited to a Side Event at the 11th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, Hyderabad


Panel Discussion

 

IMPLICATIONS OF BIOPIRACY FOR CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY AND PROTECTION OF LOCAL COMMUNITY RIGHTS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Wednesday , 17th October 2012, 18:15 – 19:45 hrs

at Side Event Room 4 - HITEX 1 - Ground Level

 

Panelists

Dr. Pushpa M. Bhargava, Former Vice Chairman, National Knowledge Commission and Founder Director (Retired), Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, will speak on Biopiracy and its implications to Biotechnology and Biodiversity Conservation

 

Mr. Ananth Hegde Ashishara, Chairman, Western Ghats Task Force, Government of Karnataka, will speak on Biopiracy and its implications for Livelihoods and Ecological security

 

Mr. K. S. Sugara, IFS, Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Member-Secretary, Karnataka Biodiversity Board, will speak on Challenges for Regulatory agencies to tackle Biopiracy

 

Mr. Yeshwant Shenoy, legal advisor to National Biodiversity Authority during 2005-2012 and author of “Biodiversity Law and Practice” will speak on Legal and Policy Challenges in tackling biopiracy in India

 

Ms. Bhargavi S. Rao, Coordinator (Education) and Trustee of ESG will present the Case of Biopiracy against Institutions involved in promoting B.t. Brinjal in India

 

Mr. Leo F. Saldanha, Coordinator and Trustee of ESG will moderate the Panel discussion

 

Panel presentations will be followed by a discussion.

 

RSVP: Ms. Shashika Iyer shashi@esgindia.org