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Both poverty reduction and biodiversity loss have been identified as key challenges facing the planet in the new millennia, with conservation agencies expected to play a major role in international development efforts and negotiations. However, conservation and development practitioners are often divided as to how – and whether – to link biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction in their initiatives. A lack of evidence also exists as to whether these types of programmes really work.
The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) is an international network, coordinated by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), for promoting dialogue and fostering learning on the links between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.
Established in 2005, the learning group: