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Sustainable Livelihoods and Biodiversity in Riparian Areas in Developing Countries

Objective

LiveDiverse (LD) will develop new knowledge on the interactions between human livelihood and biodiversity in riparian and aquatic contexts in four developing countries (Vietnam, India, South Africa, Costa Rica). It has a strong emphasis on dissemination and the constructive engagement of a broad selection of social groups and their governmental and non-governmental representatives. The analysis of biodiversity values, sustainable use and livelihoods (biodiversity governance) within the project adopts vulnerability as a unifying concept, taking the point of departure in the concepts of biodiversity and livelihood vulnerability. Vulnerability will be considered from a combination of bio-physical, socio-economic and cultural/spiritual perspectives, where human ability to conserve and husband biodiversity while at the same time achieving sustainable livelihoods is of vital importance. The analyses of areas will analyse vulnerability in terms of biophysical, socio-economic- legal, and cultural/spiritual issues. Maps of these three perspectives will then be constructed in each case study and incorporated into a GIS system. These maps will identify biodiversity and livelihood ‘hot-spots’, that is, places where there is a high risk (according to natural science criteria), and a low capability (according to the socio-economic, law and policy criteria). Finally, biodiversity and livelihood scenarios will be developed. These scenarios will take into account the main perspectives; biological diversity risk, socio economic ability and cultural perceptions to cope with effects of this risk. Working in a 15-year perspective, the scenarios will examine future possible trends, threats and developments in order to formulate strategies and policy to meet the needs of both biodiversity and livelihoods.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-SICA - Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)

Coordinator

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 541 600
Administrative Contact
Geoffrey Gooch (Prof.)

Participants (7)

National Institute for Agricultural Planning and Projection
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 186 320
Address
Hang Chuoi Str. - Haiba Dist 61
Hanoi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lan Vu Cong (Mr.)
Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management
India
EU contribution
€ 179 720
Address
Someshwarwadi Road Kale Park 16
411 008 Pune
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joy Kallarakal (Mr.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 353 250
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jeanette Rascher (Dr.)
FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO ACADEMICO DE LA UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL
Costa Rica
EU contribution
€ 190 720
Address
Centro Comercial Plaza Heredia 1
1735 3000 Heredia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander López (Dr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 327 750
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Huitema (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 335 200
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alistair Rieu-Clarke (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 303 600
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Bidoglio (Dr.)