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.



Women and Coastal Biodiversity Conservation: A Case Study of the Cogtong Mangrove Management Project

In recent years, there has been growing recognition of the importance of women in natural resources management. Over the years, women have been responsible for propagating various species and cultivars of food and cash crops, conservation of medicinal plants, raising of livestock, planting trees and managing forests for firewood, fruits and resins, as well as conservation of wetlands and coastal ecosystems for subsistence fishing and other products.


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