Biodiversity conservation and livelihoods

Investigating and promoting the role of biodiversity as a fundamental building block of sustainable development

Biodiversity and poverty are both major global challenges. Biodiversity worldwide is under threat from human activities and climate change – but measures to protect biodiversity frequently come into conflict with the needs of poor communities. IIED researchers are exploring the complex relationships between biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction and sustainable development. 

Mainstreaming biodiversity and development

How IIED is investigating and promoting the role of biodiversity as a fundamental building block of sustainable development