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BirdLife’s approach to working locally – Policy Briefing

By Nick Askew, 2 Oct 2010
This is an extract from the BirdLife Policy Brief for CBD COP-10, Nagoya - BirdLife's approach to working locally
 
Whilst international conventions and national policy are important to address the problem of biodiversity loss, there also needs to be a local response, which empowers local people, recognises their rights and responsibilities and mobilises civil society at the local level.
 
Benefits of working locally are Local knowledge; Motivation; Sustainability; Efficiency; Legitimacy and avoiding conflict, and; Empowerment.