09 May '11, 5am

Conserving biodiversity, respecting rights ~ ~ ~ #wildlife #conservation #biodiversity

Conserving biodiversity, respecting rights ~ ~ ~ #wildlife #conservation #biodiversity

David says there’s a danger that conservation activities implemented without effective safeguards can harm human rights. Conservation frequently involves bringing about changes in the way natural resources are used and managed. Strict environmental protection can exclude people and deprive them of the resources they depend on, without providing viable alternatives. Adopting a project process which respects people’s rights can help to identify and avoid or resolve such situations. The process should allow people to have a say in the decisions that are made, and give them an opportunity for genuine participation.

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/05/conserving-biod...

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birdlife.org 09 May '11, 10am

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Well done Grainne ... a well-deserved award for all your efforts and those of your volunteers.

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