Bundesamt für Naturschutz



Selected presentations of the seminar: "Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction - Taking an Economic Perspective"

September 21st to 24th 2008 at the International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm, Germany
The workshop was organized by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Setting the stage: Impulse through Case Studies

Local Economic Needs and Potentials for Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction: Three Cases from Tropical Forest Countries
Elke Mannigel, Tropical Forest Foundation OroVerde, Bonn

Valuation of Ecosystem Services

The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity
Leon Braat, Alterra, Wagenigen

Can economics alone achieve better biodiversity conservation?
Boundaries of economics for biodiversity conservation and the complexities of socio-ecological change.
Franz Gatzweiler, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

Business Opportunities and Biodiversity

Alleviating Rural Poverty through Building Biodiversity Business
Francis Vorhies, Earthmind, Geneva

Policy Requirements, Strategies and Measures

Biodiversity, economics, and sustainable development: the work under the CBD
Markus Lehmann, CBD-Secretariat, Montreal

Do we need biodiversity to allievate poverty?
Ben ten Brink, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency PBL (previously MNP)


Minutes WG Values and Valuation
by Barbara Muraca, University of Greifswald

Minutes WG Business Biodiversity and Landscapes
by Franz Gatzweiler, ZEF

Minutes WG Win Win Situation
by BM Akarsha

Minutes WG Protected Areas and Markets
by Augustin Berghöfer, UFZ

Minutes WG REDD

REDD Policy Paper
by Michael Huettner, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry et.al.