Community Biodiversity Management

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Ex situ and in situ conservation is distinguished as separate conservation strategies by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Agrobiodiversity is increasingly approached by conservation and development organizations in the context of sustainable livelihood development, rather than as a means to solely achieve conservation. Community bio-diversity management (CBM) is a methodology whereby conservation and development organizations, through a participatory process, help to build community-based organizations and strengthen their capabilities to achieve the conservation and sustainable use of agro-bioversity. CBM evolved only gradually from practice to a methodology. CBM includes many practices that are used both by community-based organizations (CBOs) concerned with conservation and use, and by external stakeholders that aim to strengthen communities in conservation and livelihood development. Rural poetry and drama are innovative practices of creating awareness on the value of biodiversity, and of documenting traditional knowledge and information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity
EditorsD. Hunter, L. Guarino, C. Spillane, P.C. McKeown
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781317753292
ISBN (Print)9780415746922
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017


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