Melissa and friends walk the streets of Bocas, Panama.
Biodiversity on coral reefs
Why marine bioprospecting has lagged behind terrestrial efforts
Unique adaptations of coral dwelling organisms which bring about chemical compounds
Harvesting Methods: Limitations
Ex Situ Culture
U.S. government funding/support
Eco-tourism: Helpful or Harmful?
Indigenous community relationships
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals: South Africa and Fiji
Control of Marine Resources
Who has jurisdiction?
Convention on Biological Diversity 1993
Law of the Sea Treaty
Bruckner, Andrew W. (2006). Live Saving Products from Coral Reefs. Issues In Science and Technology.
Carter, David W. (2003). Protected Areas in Marine Resource Management: Another Look at the Economics and Research Issues. Ocean & Costal Management. Vol.46, pp. 439-456.
Cutter, Susan, Renwick, William, (2004). Eploitation, Conservation, Preservation: A Geographic Perspective on Natural Resource Use. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Mendola, Dominick, Osinga, Ronald, Schaton, Wolfgang, Sipkema, Detmer, Tramper, Johnnes, Wijffels, Rene. (2005). Large-Scale Production of Pharmaceuticals by Marine Sponges: Sea, Cell, or Synthesis? Wiley InterScience.
Tangley, Laura. (1996). Ground Rules Emerge for Marine Bioprospectors. BioScince. Vol. 46, No. 4 pp. 245-249.
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