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Conserving Biodiversity: Reconciling Local and Global Public Benefits

Charles Perrings and Madhav Gadgil

in Providing Global Public Goods

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157406
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199832965 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195157400.003.0022
 Conserving Biodiversity: Reconciling Local and Global Public Benefits

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While species conservation (bio‐diversity) is a global public good, it can be frustrated by populations living at subsistence level whose condition of life precludes such environmental concern. However, this apparent trade‐off between poverty reduction and bio‐diversity conservation is largely false. Moreover, it could be avoided, or at least much reduced, by the introduction of some basic policy reforms relating to land management and conservation.

Keywords: bio‐diversity; conservation; land management

Chapter.  9550 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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