Fisher, R., S. Maginnis, W. Jackson, E. Barrow and S. Jeanrenaud
This book aims to inspire the conservation community not to regard poverty reduction as someone else’s job but to take responsibility for it as part of ecosystem restoration. It offers a grand overview of the issues and a conceptual framework for addressing poverty reduction in the context of conservation, and conservation in the context of poverty reduction. It will appeal to professionals working in the field as well as to students across the fields of conservation, development and sustainability. It looks at the rationale for addressing the links between conservation and poverty reduction, arguing that such a focus is both ethically essential and a source of opportunities. It also reviews experiences in dealing with people and conservation and identifies some key lessons and concepts. The book presents cases studies illustrating various approaches and a discussion of some of the issues that appear when implementing combined conservation and poverty reduction.