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The Legal Meaning of Biodiversity: EPW article by Shalini and Kanchi

  Download PDF version By suggesting that even coal extraction falls within provisions of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and its specific provision of access and benefit-sharing, the Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board has raised important questions relating to the interpretation of the law. While the principle of profit sharing from commercial use of biological sources is justifiable, the authors argue that the principle of the conservation ethic should not be lost. The authors Kanchi Kohli (kanchikohli@gmail.com), Shalini Bhutani (sbhutani@gmail.com) are coordinators of the pan-India Campaign for Conservation and Community Control over Biodiversity. It is in the nature of law to be interpreted. Once a legal statute is in place, […]

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