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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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The search begins to find 2012's most wildlife friendly farmer

The search begins to find 2012's most wildlife friendly farmer | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"RSPB Scotland has launched its annual search to find the farmer that does the most for nature.
 

The Nature of Farming Awards, run by the RSPB with support from Butterfly Conservation and Plantlife, and sponsored by The Telegraph, aims to showcase the range of conservation measures being carried out by farmers across Scotland and the UK."

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Down hoses for wildlife, conservationists urge

Down hoses for wildlife, conservationists urge | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it

"One of the worst droughts in living memory is gripping southern and eastern areas and RSPB experts are predicting breeding failures for some our most threatened wetland birds as well as the increased threat of fire facing wildlife-rich heathlands.

Today sees the introduction of a hosepipe ban by seven water companies and people are being urged to consider the impact their water use will have on nature."

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Conserving biodiversity hotspots 'could bring world's poor $500bn a year'

Conserving biodiversity hotspots 'could bring world's poor $500bn a year' | The Glory of the Garden | Scoop.it
Study puts economic value on the indirect ecosystem services provided by the world's poorest people...
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