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Traditional Knowledge: an Analysis of the Current International Debate Applied to the Ecuadorian Amazon Context

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This chapter analyzes the current international debate on traditional knowledge protection and the possible future trends on this issue. Special attention is given to the Amazon indigenous groups of Ecuador as well as to the conventions ratified by this country and the steps taken to implement them. The research is based on the analysis of the policies developed by international organizations dealing with traditional knowledge as well as indigenous perceptions. Ecuador is considered a rich country due to its natural resources, exemplified by its position as one of the top ten mega-diverse countries worldwide in relation to biodiversity. Remarkably, the region that holds most of Ecuador's riches is the Ecuadorian Amazon Region, which is analyzed in the chapter. The development of a sui generis system is the focal point of discussions regarding traditional knowledge and its unique features.

Keywords: Ecuadorian Amazon region; sui generis system; traditional knowledge



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