5. Forests, Poverty and Conservation: An Overview of the Issues

  1. Dilys Roe3,
  2. Joanna Elliott4,
  3. Chris Sandbrook5 and
  4. Matt Walpole5
  1. Brian Belcher1,2

Published Online: 19 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118428351.ch5

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

Belcher, B. (2012) Forests, Poverty and Conservation: An Overview of the Issues, 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.ch5

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

    Centre for Livelihoods and Ecology, Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Rd., Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2, Canada

  2. 2

    Centre for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia

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

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • forests, biodiversity conservation;
  • conservation objectives;
  • The Brundtland Commission;
  • ‘forest dependency’;
  • forested communities, subsistence-based;
  • forest products, and ‘poverty trap’;
  • conservation activities and poverty;
  • conservation's real role

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The nature of “forest dependency”

  • Forests, poverty and remoteness

  • Influence of forest dwellers on biodiversity

  • Influence of conservation activities on poverty

  • Combining biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation in forest communities

  • References