Decentralization and biodiversity conservation by Ernst Lutz, Julian Oliver Caldecott

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WCED (World Commission on Environment and Develop- Page 4 ment). 1987. Our Common Future. : Oxford University Press. Wells, Michael. 1992. " Ambio 21(3):237-43. Wells, Michael, and Katrina Brandon. 1993. " Ambio 23(2-3):157-62. Wells, Michael, Katrina Brandon, and Lee Hannah. 1992. People and Parks: Linking Protected Area Management with Local Communities. : World Bank. World Bank. 1994. C. WRI (World Resources Institute), IUCN (Internation Union for Conservation of Nature), and UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme).

Partly in response to this experience, a current trend in many countries is toward decentralized development and administration. A key policy question that has emerged is whether decentralization fosters rural development and whether it does so in ways that are environmentally and socially sustainable. " This volume is one of the results of that investigation. It contains ten country studies, each including two or three best-practice case studies. Also presented are analyses of thirty-two projects chosen to shed light on the complex process by which rights and duties are redistributed from central public authorities to local or private ones and the implications of this process for the conservation of natural ecosystems and biodiversity.

1992. " Ecological Economics 6(1):57-78. Tilak, J. B. G. 1989. Education and Its Relation to Economic Growth, Poverty, and Income Distribution: Past Evidence and Further Analysis. World Bank Discussion Paper 46. C. UNCED (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development). 1992. Agenda 21. Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme; New York: United Nations Secretariat. UNEP, (United Nations Environment Programme). 1995. Global Biodiversity Assessment. : Cambridge University Press. WCED (World Commission on Environment and Develop- Page 4 ment).

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