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Ecosystems, livelihoods and disasters: an integrated approach to disaster risk management

Source(s):  International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

This document brings attention to the fact that the impacts of most natural disasters are often exacerbated by negative human impacts on ecosystems. The report argues that recognizing and incorporating the value of ecosystem goods and services into relief strategies could reduce the initial impact of these events and have large benefits for affected communities in the aftermath, particularly poor populations at high risk.



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  • Ecosystems, livelihoods and disasters: an integrated approach to disaster risk management
  • Publication date 2006
  • Author(s) Sudmeier-Rieux, Karen; Masundire, Hillary; Rizvi, Ali; Rietbergen, Simon
  • Number of pages 57 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 2831709288

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