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Providing Global Public GoodsManaging Globalization$
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Inge Kaul

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195157406

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195157400.001.0001

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Conserving Biodiversity: Reconciling Local and Global Public Benefits

Conserving Biodiversity: Reconciling Local and Global Public Benefits

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(p.532) Conserving Biodiversity: Reconciling Local and Global Public Benefits
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Providing Global Public Goods
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Charles Perrings

Madhav Gadgil

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195157400.003.0022

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

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