3. Poverty Reduction and Biodiversity Conservation: Using the Concept of Ecosystem Services to Understand the Linkages

  1. Dilys Roe4,
  2. Joanna Elliott5,
  3. Chris Sandbrook6 and
  4. Matt Walpole6
  1. Heidi Wittmer1,
  2. Augustin Berghöfer2 and
  3. Pavan Sukhdev3

Published Online: 19 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118428351.ch3

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

Wittmer, H., Berghöfer, A. and Sukhdev, P. (2012) Poverty Reduction and Biodiversity Conservation: Using the Concept of Ecosystem Services to Understand the Linkages, 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.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

    African Wildlife Foundation, Oxford, UK

  3. 6

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Permoserstr, 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

  2. 2

    Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

  3. 3

    Green Indian States Pvt Ltd, G-175, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana 122017, India

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:

  • poverty reduction;
  • international study on TEEB;
  • biodiversity loss;
  • ecosystem services, heuristic;
  • TEEB reports;
  • ecosystem service;
  • sound poverty reduction;
  • Sri Lanka ecosystem services

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ecosystem services: essential to human well-being and a lifeline for the poor

  • Getting aggregate indicators right - “GDP of the poor”

  • Assessing ecosystem services reveals poverty implications

  • Identifying property rights to nature

  • Working with rights to nature: considering property rights and regimes in policy design

  • How to structure a combined assessment of ecosystem services and related property rights

  • Conclusions

  • References