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IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme, FAO
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Freshwater biodiversity and poverty in eastern Africa
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Red areas where high percentage of children with stunted growth - used as a proxy for poverty - coincide with a high freshwater biodiversity index - a proxy for biodiversity - likely indicate areas in which poor people have no other choice than to unsustainably extract resources, in turn threatening biodiversity.