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Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation: Recognizing the Role of Biodiversity for Human Well-being

This booklet aims to demonstrate how biodiversity contributes to peoples, especially the urban and rural poor, livelihoods. This is done through a summary of literature to produce facts and figures table which is relevant to this study. The booklet goes onto link how biodiversity and its link to livelihoods can support work towards achieving the MDGs, how biodiversity and its ecosystem services can aid poverty reduction and economic sector development, before making a call in the final chapter for more integration between biodiversity and poverty in both the development and conservation chapters.

Author(s): 
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Source: 
Biodiversity, Devlopment and Poverty Alleviation
Publisher: 
IUCN
Place published: 
Gland, Switzerland
Year published: 
2010