Indigenous Biodiversity Network(BioIndio) is an international group formed in October 1993 to help indigenous peoples take stronger positions on the effort of biodiversity protection.
The Coordinating Body of Indigenous Communities of the Amazon Basin settled on several basic points of agreement regarding indigenous positions and strategies relevant to biodiversity and intellectual property rights issues at a regional meeting in Bolivia.
There is emerging global concern for the loss of native crop seed diversity. Unfortunately, current efforts by prominent international organizations like the UN and World Bank ignore the role of Indigenous communities and campesinos in the protection of biodiversity.
Bioprospecting has become a tremendous threat to indigenous groups across the globe. Indigenous communities need to develop a common strategy for responding to these external encroachments.