Biodiversity and Gender for Sustainable Development


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Biodiversity and Gender for Sustainable Development

Publication date: 1 January 2005
Size: 240mm x 165mm
ISBN: 978-1-901127-30-0
Pages: 226

Biodiversity and Gender for Sustainable Development: Perspectives provides an unprecedented insight into the two subject areas of biodiversity and gender. It looks at the subjects from the perspectives of a diverse group of country jurisdictions in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa. These various perspectives consider the Convention on Biological Diversity, which recognises 'the vital importance that women play in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and (...) the need for the full participation of women at all levels of policy-making and implementation for biological diversity conservation.'

This is notwithstanding the fact that both women and men have roles, rights, responsibilities and reciprocities that can be deployed to be mutually beneficial in ensuring equitable decision-making for the sustainable utilisation of biodiversity resources.

The book is analytic and integrative in approach, instructive in presentation and perspective-specific on policy-related aspects of biodiversity and gender. It is targeted at environmentalists, natural resource scientists and environmental practitioners, including planners and policy-makers on national environmental issues. 

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Biodiversity and Gender: Selected Policy-Related Perspectives 

1. Integrating Biodiversity into Sectoral and Cross -Sectoral Policies, Plans and Programmes 
2. Terrestrial Biodiversity: Forestry Wildlife Tourism 
3. Incorporating Costs and Benefits of Biodiversity Conservation into Economic and Policy Decision-Making Processes 
4. The Role of Valuation in Policy Formulation for Biodiversity Conservation 
5. Networks on Development for Biodiversity Conservation 
6. Education and Training in Biodiversity 
7. The Role of a Herbarium in Conservation of Biological Diversity 

Biodiversity and Gender: Country-Specific Perspectives

8. The Wetlands of Kampala
9. Problems, Constraints and Strategies Used in Implementing Biodiversity Conservation in Cameroon
10. The Cameroon Experience in Environmental Conservation and the Role of Women and Biodiversity in Fostering Sustainable Development
11. Biodiversity Conservation. Problems, Constraints and Strategies in The Gambia
12. Problems, Constraints and Strategies Utilised in Implementing Biodiversity Conservation in Kenya
13. Biodiversity Conservation in Lesotho
14. Biological Diversity in Mauritius
15. Problems, Constraints and Strategies Utilised in Implementing Biodiversity Conservation in Tanzania 
16. Strategies, Problems and Constraints of Biodiversity Conservation in Zimbabwe

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 ‘This publication serves to highlight the essential role of women in conserving plant genetic resources and maintaining associated ethnobotanical knowledge and emphasizes the need to consider gender issues at all times in the formulation and implementation of conservation policies, strategies and projects.’ 

BGjournal, Vol. 6, No. 2, 33