World Bank Says Biodiversity is Critical to Ending Global Poverty

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World Bank Says Biodiversity is Critical to Ending Global Poverty

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 3:15pm

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The World Bank, a leading global financier of biodiversity conservation, has said that biodiversity is critical to ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity for the millions who depend on nature for their livelihoods. It pointed out that the disappearance or decrease in number of animal, plant and marine species causes people, especially the poorest in the world, to suffer.

Animal, plant and marine biodiversity helps keep ecosystems functional. Healthy ecosystems allow people to survive, get enough food to eat, and make a living. 75 percent of the world’s poor live in rural regions and depend on nature for their food and livelihoods. Therefore, a commitment to alleviating global poverty is incomplete without a commitment to preserving biodiversity around the world.

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Vikas Vij - Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

 

Keywords: Environment | Conservation | Poverty | Sierra Leone | Wildlife | World Bank | biodiversity | sustainability | sustainable development

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