7. Linking Biodiversity and Poverty Alleviation in the Drylands – The Concept of ‘Useful’ Biodiversity

  1. Dilys Roe2,
  2. Joanna Elliott3,
  3. Chris Sandbrook4 and
  4. Matt Walpole4
  1. Michael Mortimore

Published Online: 19 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118428351.ch7

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

Mortimore, M. (2012) Linking Biodiversity and Poverty Alleviation in the Drylands – The Concept of ‘Useful’ 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.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

    African Wildlife Foundation, Oxford, UK

  3. 4

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

Author Information

  1. Independent Consultant, Drylands Research, Somerset, 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:

  • ‘Useful’ biodiversity;
  • colonies, ‘usefulness’ role;
  • ‘managed’ biodiversity;
  • Sahelian context;
  • genetic diversity;
  • farm/marketable cultivars;
  • the Sahel, agro-diversity;
  • human–animal–rangeland cycle

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biodiversity in the Sahelian context

  • Agro-diversity and “wild” biodiversity

  • Biodiversity and rangeland degradation

  • Trees, shrubs and “deforestation”

  • Faunal diversity - livestock

  • Biodiversity conservation with poverty reduction?

  • Conclusion

  • References