Biodiversity and Gender for Sustainable Development

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This book provides an insight into both biodiversity and gender. It recognises the vital role of women in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, and affirms the need for the full participation of women at all levels of policy-making and implementation in the conservation of biological diversity. Analytic, integrative in approach, and clearly presented, this book is aimed at environmentalists, natural resource scientists, environmental practitioners and policy-makers.



Community Conservation and the Use of Incentive Measures: A Case Study of the Care/“Development through Conservation” Project in Communities around Bwindi National Park

Biological diversity, upon which human survival hinges, today faces an everincreasing threat of total destruction due to several factors including: population pressure, over-exploitation and unsustainable consumption patterns. It is against this background that the world community negotiated and adopted the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to promote the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources. While past conservation efforts have focused primarily on establishing protected areas and enacting legislation, these efforts alone have had limited success in addressing the complexities of biodiversity conservation.


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