Healthy Families, Healthy Forests: Improving Human Health and Biodiversity

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This document reviews Conservation International’s PHE projects in some of the most remote, biologically diverse areas of the world, including the Cardamom Mountains Conservation Landscape (CCL) in southwestern Cambodia, the Zahamena-Mantadia Biological Corridor in eastern Madagascar, and the Sierra Madre Biodiversity Corridor (SMBC) in northern Philippines. CI’s PHE projects achieved results in both health and conservation – such as providing health services; training local health care professionals in health and conservation; promoting behavior change and educating youth about the importance of conservation; and building the capacity to pursue alternative livelihoods through improved forest management. This document demonstrates how CI, and global partners, have worked to improve the lives of remote, vulnerable populations in some of the most biodiversity-rich environments by improving human wellbeing while also conserving vital biodiversity.

Year: 2008

Source: Conservation International

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