Peru fights biopiracy with new regional law

In an effort to fight biopiracy, the Peruvian region of Cusco has put in place legislation that protects its indigenous knowledge at a regional level.   The law protects the genetic resources and native species of the area from being used for commercial gains, and also covers patents.

The new law states that corporations and individuals must officially request permission and outline how their application will benefit the local community.

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