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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.

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Incorporating Costs and Benefits of Biodiversity Conservation into Economic and Policy Decision-Making Processes

Biodiversity conservation is a resource allocation problem. That is to say, the preservation of biodiversity is part of the general problem of allocating the economy's resources between competing ends like the protection of genetic resources, habitats, species and ecosystems versus agriculture and industrial development. Biodiversity policies are a set of operational objectives and measures in conservation by which the overall efficiency objectives can be attained.

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