20. Tackling Global Poverty: What Contribution Can Biodiversity and Its Conservation Really Make?

  1. Dilys Roe1,
  2. Joanna Elliott2,
  3. Chris Sandbrook3 and
  4. Matt Walpole3
  1. Dilys Roe1,
  2. Joanna Elliott2,
  3. Chris Sandbrook3 and
  4. Matt Walpole3

Published Online: 19 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118428351.ch20

Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Exploring the Evidence for a Link

Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Exploring the Evidence for a Link

How to Cite

Roe, D., Elliott, J., Sandbrook, C. and Walpole, M. (2012) Tackling Global Poverty: What Contribution Can Biodiversity and Its Conservation Really Make?, in Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Exploring the Evidence for a Link (eds D. Roe, J. Elliott, C. Sandbrook and M. Walpole), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118428351.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dilys Roe International Institute for Environment and Development, 80–86 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8NH, UK

  2. 2

    African Wildlife Foundation, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 219 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DL, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dilys Roe International Institute for Environment and Development, 80–86 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8NH, UK

  2. 2

    African Wildlife Foundation, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 219 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DL, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 DEC 2012

Book Series:

  1. Conservation Science and Practice Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Ward Cooper

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470674796

Online ISBN: 9781118428351

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Keywords:

  • tackling global poverty;
  • biodiversity;
  • ecosystem services in poverty alleviation;
  • biodiversity, “has key roles…hierarchy”;
  • biodiversity and services;
  • resource abundance/mass;
  • rural poor and risk reduction;
  • beyond localised, the green economy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Do biodiversity and its conservation contribute to poverty alleviation?

  • So should development pay more attention to biodiversity?

  • The need for improved evidence of causal linkages and the results of actions

  • Implications: improving policy and practice

  • References