Tuesday, March 21, 2006

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS - Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty

WebWire is running an interesting article on the side-effects of endangered animals conservation.
Saving pandas, gorillas or tigers is not just about stopping an endangered species from going extinct, but also about reducing and improving the lives of local communities, according to a new WWF report.

The report, based on six case studies, shows that WWF’s species work helps eradicate poverty and hunger, as well as promote sustainable and fair development in rural areas of countries such as Nepal, Uganda, India, Namibia, Costa Rica and China.