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This briefing paper makes the links between population dynamics (including population growth, density and migration) with biodiversity loss and demands for food, energy, land and other natural resources. The combination of increasing population growth and consumption levels is changing the planet’s ecosystems at an unprecedented rate and scale, resulting in rates of biodiversity loss that pose a major threat to human well-being.

Integrated Population Health Environment (PHE) approaches combining conservation with reproductive health services can increase the effectiveness of biodiversity protection interventions and benefit both the health of local communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

As human rights-based programmes can positively influence population dynamics by empowering women and advancing reproductive health, the conservation sector should take a stronger advocacy role in acknowledging and addressing population dynamics as a key driver of biodiversity loss, by working across sectors to embrace integrated strategies that benefit both people and the environment.

Year: 2012

Source: Population & Sustainability Network

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The Cheetah Conservation Fund joins the Population & Sustainability Network and Margaret Pyke Trust to share why and how the Cheetah Conservation Fund is promoting human reproductive health and rights as a component of its world-renowned research and conservation of cheetahs.

Year: 2018

Source: Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB)

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This advocacy and communications toolkit is aimed at national family planning advocates to enable them to engage in climate change policy discussions to further, not only family planning goals, but also contribute to climate change objectives. The advocacy toolkit is intended to provide information on advocating for family planning as a climate adaptation strategy. The communications toolkit summarizes how these advocacy arguments can be edited into key messages to share leading up to the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in November 2016.

Year: 2016

Source: International Planned Parenthood Federation

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A paper summarizing why removing barriers to family planning is critical for women’s and girls’ health and empowerment, and sustainable environmental conservation.

Year: 2019

Source: Margaret Pyke Trust | Population & Sustainability Network

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