Forestry and Conservation Policies Are Failing The Global Poor. Economic Development and Conservation Must Thrive Together.
According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), 250 million people living in and around tropical forests or savannahs subsist on less than $US 1.25 per day – with millions more worldwide living in poverty in rural forest landscapes. Helping to lift those people out of poverty should be a ‘paramount cause’ of forestry, says Nambiar – who believes that increasing and supporting sustainable wood production is one important way to do just that.
Beyond Tourism: African Leadership University Launches Challenge To Find Alternative Conservation Business Models
“People have been going on about alternative livelihoods for 20 years — but I still haven’t seen one working in the field." An innovation challenge launched this month hopes to inspire new ideas for businesses that will provide people in Africa with sustainable incomes while protecting ecosystems. Can business models beyond eco-tourism be found to help safeguard Africa's ecosystems?