4. Dependence of the Poor on Biodiversity: Which Poor, What Biodiversity?

  1. Dilys Roe3,
  2. Joanna Elliott4,
  3. Chris Sandbrook5 and
  4. Matt Walpole5
  1. Bhaskar Vira1 and
  2. Andreas Kontoleon2

Published Online: 19 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118428351.ch4

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

Vira, B. and Kontoleon, A. (2012) Dependence of the Poor on Biodiversity: Which Poor, What Biodiversity?, 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.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

    African Wildlife Foundation, Oxford, UK

  3. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EN, UK

  2. 2

    University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EP, 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:

  • biodiversity/poverty relationship;
  • biodiversity in guises;
  • key areas and knowledge gaps;
  • NTFPs, and CPRs;
  • ‘wild’ and ‘farmed’ use patterns;
  • ecosystem level diversity;
  • dependence on biodiversity;
  • asset ownership;
  • ‘poverty trap’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitional issues

  • Approach andmethods

  • Dependence on biodiversity: direct livelihood linkages

  • Evidence on dependence

  • Relative dependence on biodiversity resources: are the poor disproportionately dependent?

  • Impacts on inequality: does the inclusion of biodiversity-based resources improve distributional outcomes?

  • Dependence on biodiversity: insurance and risk coping

  • Agro-biodiversity for food security insurance

  • Wild food products, biodiversity and food security

  • Biodiversity and natural hazards

  • Biodiversity and health risks

  • Biodiversity and resilience

  • Conclusions

  • References