Ecosystems, Livelihoods, and Disasters (Paperback)

An Integrated Approach to Disaster Risk Management

By Karen Sudmeier-Rieux, Hillary Masundire, Ali Rizvi, Simon Rietbergen, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, International Union for Conservation of Nature, CARE International

World Conservation Union, 9782831709284, 57pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2006

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Vulnerability to natural disasters continues to increase, severely compromising the achievement of poverty alleviation goals in many developing countries. A more effective approach is needed to reduce the impacts of these disasters. This publication proposes an approach that integrates ecosystem management, development planning and risk reduction strategies to reduce disaster impacts and improve both livelihoods and biodiversity outcomes.