chapter  10
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The ICBG Panama project

There have been several papers written describing the approach of the research team working on the Panama ICBG, as a bioprospecting project framed quite broadly so as to contribute to conservation and development as per the intent of the CBD ABS articles. Most of these have been written by the team involved or by others at the Fogarty International Centre with a role in the ICBG grant program, as well as a handful of other papers reviewing the project. Therefore, it is worth examining the case relatively briefly via literature review, in lieu of actual fieldwork in Panama (some comments from the project team and FIC staff were obtained for this ICBG project case study).