Going Green

Friday, November 30, 2007

Keeping Conservation Local Works

Keep it local. Maybe we will eventually learn this lesson.

'Nature's banks' pays dividends

Marine reserves, co-managed by local communities, can help alleviate the impact of poverty, a study suggests.

Research into four successful schemes showed that getting villagers involved in protection projects reduced harmful overfishing and protected incomes.

Average incomes of people who had established no-fish zones were more than double those who did not have protected areas, the authors found.

The researchers produced the...(complete article here).

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