Issue: Vol. 8, No. 3 (Fall 1994)

Article: “The Convention on Biological Diversity: An Imperative for Indigenous Participation,” Abya Yala News 8, no. 3 (1994): 30-32. Accessed August 21, 2019. http://saiic.nativeweb.org/ayn/document/2653.

Abstract: The UN Earth Summit in 1992 secured the agreement of over 150 governments to follow the Convention of Biological Diversity. With it coming into effect, a committee will meet to determine if indigenous communities will have rights to their bio-cultural resources under the convention. Beyond that, the convention provides many resources and protections to ecological regions.