Title

Preserving Biodiversity in Costa Rica: The Case of the Merck-INBio Agreement

Department

Political Science & International Affairs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1997

Abstract

Compensation for biological samples and information obtained from developing countries is now embodied in contractual relationships between nongovernmental organizations such as Costa Rica’s National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) and the Merck pharmaceutical company. This article discusses the innovative partnership between INBio and Merck. This agreement may serve as a model for sustainable development and preserving biodiversity in Costa Rica and elsewhere.

Journal

The Journal of Environment Development

Volume

6

Issue

2

First Page

180

Last Page

186

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/107049659700600206