\"Bioprospecting\" could Fuel Economic Incentives for Biological Conservation
Sternlof, Kurt, 2000. \"Bioprospecting\" could Fuel Economic Incentives for Biological Conservation, University of Columbia. Disponible en: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/pr/00/02/bioProspecting.html. Última consulta : 10-01-2012
Properly regulated, the potential economic value of Earth\'s genetic resources could fuel viable,market-driven incentives to conserve biodiversity,according to Columbia Earth Institute and Business School economist Arthur Small. Bioprospecting involves the search for and exploitation of valuable chemical compounds and genetic material found in wild organisms. The effort is as old as modern science and has yielded many products useful in agriculture, materials science and, notably,pharmaceuticals, where new discoveries can lead to enormous profits.