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Biodiversity and Gender for Sustainable Development

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This book provides an insight into both biodiversity and gender. It recognises the vital role of women in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, and affirms the need for the full participation of women at all levels of policy-making and implementation in the conservation of biological diversity. Analytic, integrative in approach, and clearly presented, this book is aimed at environmentalists, natural resource scientists, environmental practitioners and policy-makers.

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Threats to Biodiversity and the Underlying Causes of Biodiversity Loss

Biological diversity in Africa, and many other parts of the world, is experiencing serious threat of decline and extinction. This is manifested by the reduced viability, endangerment and extinction of several species and communities of plants and animals, and by the breakdown in the functioning of ecosystems. Large acreages of forest, wetland, coastal and agricultural ecosystems as well as arid and semi-arid areas have been degraded and as a result several plant and animal species have been lost, others are endangered and genetic diversity has seriously eroded.

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