Captain Hook Awards for Biopiracy

They plunder the commons to fill their treasure chests

Biopiracy refers to the monopolization (usually through intellectual property) of genetic resources and traditional knowledge or culture taken from peoples or farming communities that developed and nurtured those resources.

The Captain Hook Awards are a project of the Coalition Against Biopiracy, an informal group of civil society and peoples' organizations that first came together at the 1995 Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Jakarta. 

Follow the link to the main campaign site to read about the winners from different years or click the links below.

Captain Hook Awards for Biopiracy: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002