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Title: Biodiversity as a Means of Poverty Alleviation in Sub-­Saharan Africa
Author: Riehl, Brianne
Issue Date: 2012
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2012-09-15
Series/Report no. University of British Columbia, ENVR 200 Undergraduate Essay, spring 2012
Abstract: This paper investigates the relationship between high levels of poverty and biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Using a collection of secondary research, it was found that the link between these two variables is more than geographic, and that biodiversity conservation is a crucial factor in the alleviation of poverty in SSA. A variety of poverty reducing strategies that incorporate biodiversity conservation have been implemented and succeeded elsewhere, implying that the same is possible for this region. Overall, the paper suggests that the biodiversity of SSA will be particularly important for the economic wellbeing of the poor in a future of climate change.
Affiliation: Science, Faculty ofEarth and Ocean Sciences, Department of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43214
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Undergraduate

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