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  • The alliance and others sued the Park Service in 1999 over an agreement between Yellowstone and Diversa, a San Diego company that was allowed to bioprospect in exchange for sharing any profits.

    Statesman - AP Sports


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  • <blockquote>For the first half-hour that Edna Molewa, the honorable minister of environmental affairs (South Africa), speaks, we hear words like "<b>bioprospecting</b>" but not words like "biodiversity." To <b>bioprospect</b> is to scout out "<b>green gold</b>," plants and animals of commercial value.

    "We need to improve the infrastructure of our national parks, to facilitate <b>bioprospecting</b>" says the minister. This is in the spirit of the "<b>green economy</b>" and "job creation," important buzzwords in the country's "new sustainable economy." South Africa, one of the 17 <b>megadiverse</b> countries&mdash;those that together account for 70 percent of Earth's biodiversity&mdash;is just one of many nations with recent <b>bioprospecting</b> legislation.</blockquote>Katarzyna Nowak, "Rhinos Under the Gun," American Scholar, Summer 2016, p. 6, at p. 9.

    July 2, 2016