TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE BEING EXPLOITED AT THE HANDS OF BIO-PIRACY: CREATING A NEED TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT IT *Kavya B, IVth Year, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat

Introduction: The exact definition of Traditional Knowledge has not yet been laid down because of which there is no universally accepted definition of traditional knowledge. But this term is often referred to with various names such as ‘local knowledge’, ‘traditional ecological knowledge’ and ‘folk knowledge’. Generally, traditional knowledge is nothing but the culture and practices