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Millennium Development Goals and Conservation: Managing Nature's Wealth for Society's Health, The
Dilys Roe Ed
Pocketbook, 176 pages
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) commit the international community to an expanded vision of poverty reduction and pro-poor growth, one that vigorously places human development at the centre of social and economic progress in all countries. Conversation has an important role to play in delivering on this commitment, given the location of much of the world’s biodiversity in some of the poorest countries and the particular dependence of poor people on natural resources. Despite this linkage there remains much division between conservation and development communities. The challenge is firstly to resolve the environment versus development dichotomy and secondly, to find practical ways and means to attain direly needed economic development but importantly not at the expense of environmental sustainability. By identifying practical ways forward and capacity building requirements, we hope this booklet goes some way to addressing this challenge.