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Dasgupta, P., Barrett, C, B. and Travis, A. J.

On biodiversity conservation, and poverty traps

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Vol. 108 no. 34 pp. 13907-13912 (2011)

Abstract: This paper introduces a special feature on biodiversity conservation and poverty traps. We define and explain the core concepts and then identify four distinct classes of mechanisms that define important interlinkages between biodiversity and poverty. The multiplicity of candidate mechanisms underscores a major challenge in designing policy appropriate across settings. This framework is then used to introduce the ensuing set of papers, which empirically explore these various mechanisms linking poverty traps and biodiversity conservation.

Author links: Partha Dasgupta  

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