IUCN fact sheet: Linking gender and biodiversity ( )

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Women have a unique relationship with biodiversity and across the globe, women predominate as wild plant gatherers, home gardeners, plant domesticators, herbalists and seed custodians. There are many examples that document that women and men have different uses, knowledge, and practices concerning biodiversity. These differing relationships with biodiversity result in gender-differentiated impacts when the abundance and composition of the biodiversity changes. These alterations might limit women’s access to, and control over, natural resources (i.e. land, water, cattle and trees) and reduce their possibilities to provide their families with a proper lifestyle.
Language: English
Imprint: The World Conservation Union (IUCN): http://www.wocan.org/files/all/iucn_fact_sheet_linking_gender_and_biodiversity.pdf
Series: Fact sheet,