Patrimonial Botanical Knowledge in Costa Rica

  • Luis Poveda Álvarez
Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 8)


In the present transcribed, edited and annotated talk, expert senior botanist Luis Poveda Álvarez reminds us that we cannot be too careful when guarding our traditional knowledge. Even though some might detect, in his passionate exposition, an old-generation angst of foreign companies stealing local knowledge for profit, his worries do indeed remain quite valid today.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Poveda Álvarez
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  1. 1.Instituto de Investigaciones Farmacéuticas, Facultad de FarmaciaUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica

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