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“Biodiversity for Poverty Reduction Day" at CBD COP9

24 May 2008, Bonn, Germany

The IIED-facilitated Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG), together with the CBD Secretariat and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), hosted a succesful one day meeting during CBD COP9 to highlight emerging experience in linking biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction in policy and in practice. With a focus on lessons learned in linking conservation and poverty reduction, presentations included the G8-commissioned study on the Economics of Biodiversity Loss; the follow up to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment; experience from the CBD Secretariat in mainstreaming NBSAPs and PRSPs, as well as a diverse array of other policy and practical initiatives. The meeting provided an ideal networking opportunity for policy makers and practitioners to meet and learn from each other and to get up to speed with initiatives from the local to the international level. 

Workshop Document:

Biodiversity for Poverty Reduction Day - Final agenda

Further Documents:

Are conflicts between conservation and poverty inevitable - evidence from two global scale analyses
Alex de Sherbinin, CIESIN, Earth Institute, Columbia University, US

Balancing Poverty Reduction and Nature Conservation: Analysising the Impact  of Oil  Exploration on Protected Areas in Western Uganda
Robert Baganda, Pro-biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda (PROBICOU), Uganda

Can Conservation initiatives support poverty reduction in the Caribbean Islands 
Nicole Leotaud, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), Trinidad

Incorporating Poverty and Census Maps in Wetlands Management in Uganda
Craig Hanson, World Resources Institute, US

Linking Nature Conservation and Poverty; BfN's Activities and Lessons Learned
Bettina Heddedn-Dunkhorst,  Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany

Linking Poverty to Environment Sustainability
UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative

Marine protected areas; perspectives from fishing communities
Chandrika Sharma, International Collecting in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Nature's Investment Bank: How Marine Protected Areas Contribute to Poverty Reduction
The Nature Conservancy

Poverty and Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable  Use- Farmers’ Rights in Policy and Practice in Bhutan, Lao PDR,  Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines
Ditdit Pelegrina, SEARICE, Philippines

Promoting Equitable Sharing of Conservation  Benefits in Uganda Using a Rights-Based Approach
CARE Uganda

Promoting Equity in the Management of Protected Areas: New evidence of the need for action
CARE International

Linking the sustainable use of biodiversity with poverty alleviation
The BioTrade Initiative

Working with communities at Important Bird Areas; Seeking “genuine participation” as a  principle for conservation and development in practice
Birdlife International 

Livelihoods and Conservation in Partnership Leaflet Series, Fauna and Flora International

Workshop Presentations:

Addressing Poverty Reduction within the CBD
Muthari Aminy Kano,  Steeing Group on Linking Conservation and Poverty

Biodiversity and ecosystem services; crucial resources for poverty alleviation
Maria Schultz, Swedish International Biodiversity Program, Sida and Swedish Biodiversity Centre, Sweden

Biodiversity and Poverty from the Perspective of a Development NGO
Phil Franks, CARE International, UK

Biodiversity, Economics and Poverty
Pavan Sukhdev, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), UK

Conservation, Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction
Andreas Lehnhoff, The Nature Conservancy, US

Linkages between Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Lessons from the World Bank Portfolio
Kathy MacKinnon, World Bank

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the MDGs: Opportunities and Challenges
Matt Walpole, UNEP-WCMC, UK

Trading Nature