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The Link Between Conservation and Global Poverty

The Link Between Conservation and Global Poverty | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"On a global scale, deforestation, carbon emissions, and loss of biodiversity are fueled by the consumptive appetites and economic demands of developed nations. However, in certain localities in developing countries, it’s the poorer inhabitants – those who directly share space with critical ecosystems – who have a significant impact on habitat destruction and biodiversity loss.
Many of the world’s richest, and most threatened biodiversity hotspots are located in least developed nations – areas where local human populations live largely below the poverty line. In these scenarios we see a continuous conflict between the immediate material needs of the poor, and the long term need to preserve biodiversity and habitats for the health of the planet."

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A global land-grab: is food the strongest currency? - Arup Foresight

A global land-grab: is food the strongest currency? - Arup Foresight | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"Ever increasing populations and depletion of soil and agricultural resources are placing a huge strain upon global food supplies. Many countries already import a high proportion of their food supplies, however in times of uncertain trade conditions importing countries have adopted an alternative strategy to secure their food stocks – leasing or buying agricultural land abroad."


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Earth Day Retrospective: Shape of the Planet

Earth Day Retrospective: Shape of the Planet | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"Every two years Columbia University’s Earth Institute gathers an array of experts to assess the State of the Planet. This biennial event garners global authorities from industry, science, academia and government to discuss sustainable solutions to our planet’s common problems."

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Carbon map infographic: a new way to see the Earth move

Carbon map infographic: a new way to see the Earth move | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
How can you map the world to show global datasets in an immediately compelling and clear way?
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