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Reconciling Global and Local Priorities for Conservation and Development


If you love tigers so much, why don’t you shift all of them to Hyderabad and declare that city a tiger reserve? ‘People-centred conservation’ is now firmly at the centre of international environmental policy discourse, after decades of dispute. Most recently, the 2003 World Parks Congress put forward the overarching principles that ‘biodiversity should be conserved both for its value as a local livelihoods resource and as a national and global public good’ and that ‘equitable sharing of the costs and benefits of protected areas should be ensured at local, national and global levels.’

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  • IIED code: G00435
  • Published: Nov 2004
  • Theme: Governance
  • Language: English

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