Conserving Biodiversity: Reconciling Local and Global Public Benefits

Charles Perrings, Madhav Gadgil

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProviding Global Public Goods
Subtitle of host publicationManaging Globalization
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199832965
ISBN (Print)0195157400, 9780195157406
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Bio-diversity
  • Conservation
  • Land management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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