The nature of things
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CTA. 2002. The nature of things. Spore 97. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46466
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Diversity not Adversity: Sustaining Livelihoods with Biodiversity By I Koziell, IIED Biodiversity and Livelihoods Group, 2001. 58 pp. ISBN 1 899 825 68 1 US$ 30 Euro 34 ( Stock number: 7822IIED)
There is so much ado about biodiversity and there has been so much for such a long time that it is sadly - becoming a player in a vague and feeble story. Or so it seemed. We can get back to basics with Biodiversity not adversity. It presents a set of workable and understandable definitions and descriptions of biodiversity, its potentials and vulnerabilities, and how it relates to natural resources management and poverty reduction. Land conversion of pristine forest to agriculture, for example, reduces the numbers of plant and animal species, but might be beneficial for farmers (income) and urban population (food). The establishment of nature conservation areas might conserve the richness in biodiversity, but it deprives local communities of their sources of survival. The book bundles the angles and aspects of biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods, presents the ongoing debates and concludes with a set of possible future scenarios and ways forward. Good reading for every Spore reader. Diversity not Adversity: Sustaining Livelihoods with Biodiversity By I Koziell, IIED Biodiversity and Livelihoods Group, 2001. 58 pp. ISBN 1 899 825 68 1 US$ 30 Euro 34 ( Stock number: 7822IIED) SMI distribution services PO Box 119, Stevenage SG1 4TP, Hertfordshire, England Fax: + 44 1438 74 88 44 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www earthprint.com