Report of a workshop on the Hidden Harvest project of IIED. Its aim is to understand the importance of wild resources in sustaining livelihoods.
Hladik, C. M., A. Hladik, et al., Eds. (1993). Tropical Forests, People and Food: Biocultural Interactions and Applications to Development. Man and the Biosphere Series, UNESCO, Paris and The Parthenon Publishing Group.
Chapters deal with food production and nutritional value of wild and semi-cultivated species; evolution and history of tropical forests in relation to food availability; adaptive aspects of food consumption and energy expenditure; feeding strategies in relation to environmental variation; culture factors in food choices; and management alternatives for the rational use of tropical forests.
Hoagland, K. E. and A. Y. Rossman, Eds. (1997). Global Genetic Resources: Access, Ownership, and Intellectual Property Rights. Washington DC, Association of Systematics Collections.
Collection of papers from a conference that aimed to explore issues related to ownership of and access to genetic resources and biological specimens. The volume examines the current status of the various treaties, national laws, and agreements in effect around the world; presents case studies that demonstrate how research using international resources benefits the global community; explores models of equitable use of genetic resources; and discusses potential solutions to develop a mutually beneficial compromise for the equitable use of genetic resources.
Contains proceedings of a Conference held by the Aboriginal Treaty Committee. The chapters deal in large part with self-determination and land rights and with how law can be used both to deprive but also to grant indigenous peoples’ land rights. The former case is of course much more common
Hodgkin, T., J. Engels, et al. (1996). An IBPGR Perspective on Plant Genetic Resources, Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Knowledge. Valuing Local Knowledge: Indigenous Peoples and Intellectual Property Rights. S. B. Brush and D. Stabinsky. Covelo, CA, Island Press.
Describes global system of plant genetic resources and effects of IPR legislation on conservation and use of germplasm. Indigenous knowledge is to be given greater recognition but without this hindering exchange of information. Communities will be encouraged to cooperate in the conservation of landraces in situ.
Hoff, W. (1992). “Traditional Healers and Community Health.” World Health Forum13: 182-187.
A review of projects in various countries suggests that traditional healers, if properly trained, can contribute significantly to the work of primary health care teams. Recommendations are offered with a view to making the best possible use of this valuable resource.
Gives an account of our major crop plants, of their migration with man from their centres of origin and of the consequent development of an astonishing range of locally adapted landraces. The collecting of crop genetic diversity, its conservation and management for future use are discussed. The role of conserved genetic diversity in the current movement to find low-input sustainable systems of food production is considered. The book concludes by placing crop genetic diversity in the wider context of the conservation of the biosphere.
Holloway, M. (1995). The Preservation of Past. Scientific American: 78-81.
Conservators are racing to save monuments threatened by development, pollution, looting and neglect. In the process, they are transforming the field of archaeology into a new science.
Holmes, B. (1994). Super Rice Extends Limits to Growth. New Scientist: 4.
Plant breeders at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines have developed a variety of rice with the potential to boost yields considerably.
Hornblower, M. (1993). States of Mind. Time: 40-41.
Describes UNPO (Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization), which supports unrepresented nations and peoples in their struggle for human rights and self-determination.
Horne, J. (1990). Rumble in the Rainforest: Indians and Greens Square off in the Amazon. Voice: 21-5.
Describes the emerging indigenous rights movement in the Amazon Basin including such organisations as COICA and AIDESEP.
Horner, S. (1994). An Overview of Some Current Approaches to Compensating the Rights of Indigenous and Local Communities. Geneva, Switzerland, Interim Secretariat - Convention on Biological Diversity.
Reviews compensatory mechanisms for traditional knowledge such as farmers’ rights, the PEMASKY Project and the policies of Shaman Pharmaceuticals.
Horton, R. (1993). Patterns of Thought in Africa and the West. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 328-339.
Traditional knowledge is characterised by the assumption that the community’s knowledge is a product of the wisdom of the ancestors. The notion that knowledge is accumulative and more advanced over time does not exist. Nevertheless, one should not assume that indigenous people will never search for new solutions to new problems. Oral communications as a mode of transmitting knowledge favours the traditionalistic concept of knowledge, whilst the written mode tends to weaken its hold. Oral transmission of knowledge conveys an image of the past similar to the present. Thus bodies of knowledge formulated in the past are appropriate for the present
Hosken, L. (1989). Walk with Us: Feedback from Rainforest People’s Meeting at Altamira, Brazil. Link Up: 10-11.
Describes the first meeting of Indian nations of the Amazon at Altamira in support of their cultures and the environment.
Hot Springs Working Group (1995). The Hidden Harvest: The Role of Wild Foods in Agricultural Systems. Local-Level Economic Valuation of Savanna Woodland Resources: Village Cases from Zimbabwe. London, IIED.
The aims of the projects described in this project were: to undertake a local-level resource valuation exercise, focusing on the valuation of wild food resources and tree-based resources; and to assess the applicability of a range of participatory rural appraisal techniques for resource valuation at the local level.
Housman, R. (1994). Reconciling Trade and the Environment: Lessons from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Geneva, United Nations Environment Programme.
Howard, K. (1993). “Use and Abuse in the Preservation of a Korean Shaman Ritual.” Quaderni Dell’Accademia ChigianaXLV: 169-188.
Describes the cultural asset system adopted in Korea to protect the country’s rich cultural heritage. A shaman ritual and its expert practitioners are preserved and supported under this system. However, there is disagreement about whether such rituals should be preserved or allowed to evolve and change to suit the tastes of modern-day audiences.
Howard, K. (1993). The Cultural Asset System.
Explains the Korean system of protecting its intangible cultural heritage.
Hoyt, E. (1988). Conserving the Wild Relatives of Crops, IBPGR / IUCN / WWF.
In spite of the promise of biotechnology plant breeders will continue to depend on the availability of plant germplasm. Conserving variation within and between species is vital. Both in situ and ex situ conservation of genetic resources are needed.
Huft, M. (1995). “Indigenous Peoples and Drug Discovery Research: A Question of Intellectual Property Rights.” Northwestern University Law Review89(4): 1678-1730.
Focuses on questions relating to how the nature of indigenous knowledge relates to IPRs. In particular, the article examines the nature of indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants and its role in the search for new drugs in order to address three issues: (i) whether the contribution of indigenous knowledge to a final drug is the sort of contribution that would allow one or more indigenous persons to be considered a joint inventor; (ii) whether publication of information concerning indigenous plant use would bar the availability of a patent; and (iii) whether IPRs are the most appropriate vehicle for addressing problems of compensation in the exploitation of genetic resources.
Hughes, C. E. (1994). “Risks of Species Introductions in Tropical Forestry.” Commonwealth Forestry Review73(4): 243-252.
Tropical tree seed has been moved around the globe on an unprecedented scale over the last three decades. The benefits and risks associated with introductions of tropical trees are reviewed. A more cautious approach to species introductions is advocated and the importance of species choice and the advantages and limitations of native and exotic species and seedless varieties are discussed.
Hughes, D. M. (1996). When Parks Encroach on People: Expanding National Parks in the Rusitu Valley, Zimbabwe. Cultural Survival Quarterly. 20: 16-20.
This article examines the history of people-park conflicts in the Rusitu River Valley, Zimbabwe. It draws attention to the colonial-era dispossession of African small-holder farmers and the conversion of their landscapes into industrial forests or agricultural plantations as generative causes of today’s environmental disputes. Thus, this article asks people in the fields of conservation and development to consider environmental conflicts more historically and to attempt to resolve them much more imaginatively.
HUGO-Europe (1994). The Human Genome Diversity (HGD) Project. Summary Document Incorporating the HGD Project Outline and Development, Proposed Guidelines, and Report of the International Planning Workshop Held in Porto Conte, Sardinia (Italy) 9-12 September 1993. London, Human Genome Organisation.
Report on the last of a series of planning workshops for the Human Genome Diversity Project, which presents the deliberations that took place within a consideration of the overall development of the HGDP to date.
Hunn, E. (1994). Ethnobiology in Court. 1 December. A. A. A. A. Meeting. Atlanta.
Discusses the dilemmas for ethnobiologists who testify in courts.
Hunn, E. (1994). The Ethnobiological Foundation for Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Ecologies for the 21st Century. Canberra, Australian National University Press: 16-20.
Explains the scientific nature of traditional ecological knowledge.
Hunn, E. (1994). What is Traditional Ecological Knowledge? Ecologies for the 21st Century. Canberra, Australian National University Press: 13-15.
Defines and explains the term, ‘traditional ecological knowledge’.
Hunn, E. (1995). The Value of Subsistence. April 7-8. E. D. T. a. E. Properties. Athens, Georgia.
Argues that traditional knowledge should not just be preserved in libraries, but also conserved in situ. Traditional communities need help to keep their knowledge relevant to their daily lives.
Hunt, C. e. (1997). Conservation on Private Lands: An Owner’s Manual. Washington DC, World Wildlife Fund, The Wildlife Habitat Council, with The Land Trust Alliance.
With more than 70% of land in the US privately owned, conservation by private landowners is vital to preserving biodiversity. This guidebook promotes voluntary conservation by private landowners by identifying sources of technical and financial assistance. Methods for preserving biodiversity on private lands are presented, as well as case studies of successful conservation efforts on private lands.
Hunter, D., J. Sommer, et al. (1994). Concepts and Principles of International Environmental Law: An Introduction. Geneva, United Nations Environment Programme.
Non-technical guide to international environmental law.
Hurlbut, D. (1994). “Fixing the Biodiversity Convention: Toward a Special Protocol for Related Intellectual Property.” Natural Resources Journal34: 379-409.
The CBD is weakened by the fact that its goals of biodiversity conserving and equitable benefit sharing cannot easily be reconciled by. The article first discusses cultural, legal and ethical issues affecting IPRs and the economic dynamics of such rights. It then criticises the way that the CBD deals with IPRs. Finally, the paper suggests an outline of a protocol in which IPRs may be addressed in a way that is relevant to the goal of biodiversity conservation, while balancing the social needs of both developing and industrially advanced countries.
Hurtado, M. E. (1989). Seeds of Discontent. South: 95-6.
Developed countries have recognised that Third World plant genes, freely used in the West, represent the worl of generations of farmers. But while they do not want to reward informal innovators, the US and Japan are demanding that their own seeds and other products be patented.
Hyvarien, J. (1995). WWF Introductory Guide to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Gland, World Wide Fund for Nature.
The purpose of this guide is to provide a simple overview of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The guide provides a brief general description of UNCLOS and then goes through the different chapters, with an emphasis on those of particular relevance to WWF’s marine strategy.
IAE (1994). Developing a Facilitating Mechanism for the Equitable and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity: Achieving National Objectives through Regional Collaboration. Geneva, International Academy of the Environment.
Report of a Round Table: Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean on the Equitable and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Resources (April 1994, Cuernavaca, Mexico).
IAE, IUCN, et al. (1994). Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Peoples. Geneva, IAE, IUCN, 0WWF & UN Centre for Human Rights.
Report of an informal workshop which took place in Geneva in July 1994 to discuss the subject of IPRs and indigenous peoples.
IAE (1994). Intellectual Property Rights and Biodiversity. Geneva, International Academy of the Environment.
Summary of a joint staff seminar in May 1994 on IPRs and biodiversity. Various organisations were represented including WWF, IUCN, GRAIN, the CBD Interim Secretariat, and the UN Centre for Human Rights.
IAIP (1996). The Biodiversity Convention - The Concerns of Indigenous Peoples. Submission of the International Alliance to the CBD Secretariat. Indigenous Peoples, Forest, and Biodiversity. Copenhagen, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs: 105-129.
Submission to the CBD Secretariat from an international indigenous peoples’ organisation. The paper argues that the enhancement of biodiversity will best take place through respecting indigenous peoples’ fundamental rights to self-determination, collective rights, control over their own territories, access to their own resources and knowledge, and recognition of indigenous peoples’ political and legal institutions. The paper expresses concern that the CBD could threaten indigenous peoples and biodiversity. The reasons are that: the Convention limits the terms ‘indigenous’ to cover local settlements living in isolated conditions; it increases the power of states to control indigenous peoples’ lands and resources; it promotes further developments of protected areas without any consent from the peoples affected; it promotes and facilitates agreements between states and bioprospecting companies to gain access to resources on indigenous territories; and it opens up the possibility for financial mechanisms to carry out a limited number of top-down projects to support biodiversity in unacceptable conditions.
IAIP (International Alliance of Indigenous-Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests) (1996). Indigenous Peoples, Forest, and Biodiversity. Copenhagen, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.
This volume brings together the main statements and interventions made by the International Alliance at various international forums. The statements constitute a pooling of indigenous peoples’ views and experiences from all around the tropics. There are six chapters which deal with the Earth Summit, the Commission on Sustainable Development, the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests, the Convention on Biological Diversity, indigenous peoples and protected areas, and a series of resolutions covering a wide range of issues relating to the rights of indigenous peoples.
Ibarra, M. (1993). “Annotations for a Chronology of Indigenous Peoples in International Law.” Social Action43: 49-50.
Discusses the history of ILO and UN involvement in indigenous peoples rights leading to Convention 169 and the recent activities of UNECOSOC and the Centre for Human Rights. Their status has changed over time from being minorities to being distinct ethnic groups with their own cultural identity
Ibrahim, N. (1990). Yanomami Indians in Brazil Face Extinction. Penang, Third World Network.
The encroachment of gold prospectors has brought about disease and environmental destruction.
ICDA (International Coalition for Development Action) - Seeds Campaign (1989). Patenting Life Forms in Europe. International Conference at the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, ICDA Seeds Campaign, Barcelona, Spain.
This report presents the proceedings of a major public debate at the European level on the implications of extending industrial patent protection to so-called inventions of biotechnology.
ICTSD (1998). Basmati Case Highlights Geographical Aspects of TRIPs. Geneva, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development,. http://www.ictsd.org/html/story7.htm.
India continues to mull over how it will protest the US decision to grant a patent on basmati rice to RiceTec. Indian officials must decide if they should bring the case to the US patent office for review, or complain to the WTO on the premise that the RiceTec patent is a prima facie violation of Article 22 of TRIPS on geographical indications.
ICTSD (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development) (1997-). BRIDGES. Geneva, ICTSD.
This monthly review contains trade and sustainable development news (meetings, documents, decisions, dispute settlement, etc.) from WTO and other intergovernmental organisations, academia and NGOs; editorials, articles on issues, news from ICTSD, etc.
Idris, S. M. M. (1989). Being ‘Green’ From the Third World Viewpoint. Third World Network Features. Penang, Third World Network.
Confusion reigns on what is ‘ecological’. Ecologists define sustainable development as a harmonious relation between humanity and nature, preserving the integrity of the ecology whilst enabling healthy human survival. But political and commercial elites think sustainable development merely means sustaining the supply of raw materials to continue the existing productive systems.
Idris, M. (1994). President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore. Penang, Third World Network.
Letter criticising the US Administration’s interpretive statement of the CBD.
IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) (1994). Whose Eden? An Overview of Community Approaches to Wildlife Management. A Report to the Overseas Development Administration of the British Government. London, IIED.
Overview of literature on community approaches to wildlife management, which are bottom-up and participatory. Recommendations are made on ways to promote community management of wildlife resources, and ten applied research topics are given for identifying the range of conditions in which community wildlife management might succeed.
IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development) EARTH NEGOTIATIONS BULLETIN. Winnipeg, IISD.
A Reporting Service for Environment and Development Negotiations.
IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development) (1996). The World Trade Organization and Sustainable Development: An Independent Assessment. Winnipeg, IISD.
The first independent assessment of WTO performance on trade and sustainable development. The analysis covers the WTO General Council, the Councils (such as the Council for TRIPS) and Committees, as well as the Dispute Settlement Body and other related organisations.
IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development) (1996-). PROCEEDINGS. Winnipeg, IISD.
As a companion product to the ENB [Earth Negotiations Bulletin] it is designed to provide a reporting service for environment and develoment meetings.
IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development) (1996-). DEVELOPING IDEAS. M. Winnipeg. Winnipeg, IISD.
A ‘snapshot of the most influential ideas shaping the international sustainable development dialogue’.
Illescas, M. (1993). Biodiversity Conservation and Intellectual Property Rights: Co-operation between Developed and Developing Countries. Nairobi & Maastricht, African Centre for Technology Studies.
Reviews the CBD and argues that IPRs can be an instrument of co-operation between developed and developing countries.
Illescas, M. (1993). Cooperation Between Developed and Developing Countries in Biological Diversity Conservation Technologies Protected Through Intellectual Property Rights. January 26-29. I. C. o. t. C. o. B. D. N. I. a. G. Imperatives. Nairobi, Kenya.
Contains suggestions about how patent offices can help put the Biodiversity Convention into practice, facilitating access to and transfer of technology and enhancing the exchange of information
Illescas, M. (1994). Intellectual Property Institutions and Technological Co-operation. Biodiplomacy. V. Sanchez and C. Juma. Nairobi, ACTS: 195-209.
Argues that IPRs are an instrument of co-operation between developed and developing countries and must be seen as a means of achieving the ultimate aim of the CBD: the conservation of biodiversity as the common heritage of humankind.
Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues (1987). Indigenous Peoples: A Global Quest for Justice. London, UK and New Jersey, USA, Zed Books Ltd.
A Report for the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues, co-chaired by Sadruddin Aga Khan and Hassan bin Talal, which surveys indigenous peoples’ rights, dealing with governmental action, public awareness, enhancing indigenous peoples’ rights, corporations, financial institutions, international organisations, the UN, the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, UNESCO, and NGOs.
Indian Rights, H. R. (1992). “UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations to Complete Rights Declaration.” Indian Rights, Human Rights1(1): 1,6.
Discusses 10th session of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous peoples demanded full application of the concept of self-determination in the Draft Declaration. Australia took the view that self-determination is a flexible concept and dialogue on the issue must be intensified.
Ingram, G. B. (1997). “Tradeoff analysis in planning networks of protected areas for biodiversity conservation.” Biopolicy (Online Journal - URL: http://www.bdt.org.br/bioline/py)2(3).
Much of modern nature conservation has been preoccupied with variations on the largely 19th century colonial notion of the national park. In this current period of tremendous rates of loss of habitat and biological resources, the pool of interventions available to the land use planner and manager must be expanded with underlying relationships and possibilities further explored. This paper outlines some of the tenets of the emerging theory of environmental planning for the conservation of biological diversity and considers the myriad of interventions available.
International Conference on Redefining the Life Sciences (1994). The Need for Greater Regulation and Control of Genetic Engineering: A Statement by Scientists Concerned about Current Trends in the New Biotechnology.
A Statement prepared by scientists involved in studying the implications and impacts of genetic engineering. Some of these scientists met at an International Conference on “Redefining the Life Sciences”, organised by the Third World Network on 7-10 July 1994.
International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Studies (1991). Property Rights, Biotechnology and Genetic Resources: Brief Summary of Discussions.
Summary of the “International Symposium on: Property Rights, Biotechnology and Genetic Resources. Incentives for Innovation and Conservation”.
International Music Council (1991). Resolution: Musics in Peril.
Urges action from UNESCO and the IMC to help establish national and international policies to safeguard and promote traditional music and other expressions of folklore.
International Seminar on Education, W. a. C. P. (1993). The Oaxaca Declaration. Culture Plus