Ethics in Ethnobiology: History, International Law and Policy, and Contemporary Issues

Ethnobiology

Published On: January 1st, 2011

Author: Kelly Bannister and Preston Hardison

Full Citation: Hardison, P. and Bannister, K. 2011. “Ethics in Ethnobiology: History, International Law and Policy, and Contemporary Issues.” In E.N. Henderson, D. Pearsall, E. Hunn, and N. Turner (eds.) Ethnobiology. Wiley-Blackwell, 27-49.

This chapter discusses the historical context of applied ethics and describes the emergence of ethical standards within the field of ethnobiology. It provides insight on contextual international policy for ethical and related legal issues pertaining to biocultural research in ethnobiology. The chapter closes by providing a summary of contemporary issues and suggestions for working with traditional knowledge and associated living cultural heritage.

Ethics in Ethnobiology: History, International Law and Policy, and Contemporary Issues