We document and preserve traditional knowledge through research and outreach around the globe, working closely with local and indigenous communities.


Protecting Intellectual property

To safeguard the intellectual property of traditional knowledge holders all work is conducted under the stipulations of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The right to use and authorship of any traditional knowledge of all participants is maintained, and any use of this information, other than for scientific publication, does require additional prior consent of the traditional owners, as well as a consensus on access to benefits resulting from subsequent use.