Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

  • K.P. Laladhas
  • Preetha Nilayangode
  • Oommen V. Oommen

Part of the Environmental Challenges and Solutions book series (ECAS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Access and Benefit Sharing for Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ashwani Kumar, T. P. Singh, Shilpa Gautam
      Pages 3-15
    3. P. Pushpangadan, V. George, T. P. Ijinu, S. Rajasekharan
      Pages 97-119
    4. Kanchi Kohli, Shalini Bhutani
      Pages 121-134
    5. Reethu Singh, N. Soujanya, Vipin Singh, S. R. Keshava, K. H. Vinaya Kumar, Ritu Kakkar
      Pages 155-162
  3. Biodiversity Governance for Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. N. B. Mithrambika, K. P. Laladhas, Preetha Nilayangode, Oommen V. Oommen
      Pages 165-176
    3. K. P. Laladhas, Preetha Nilayangode, Sujith V. Gopalan, L. Divya, Oommen V. Oommen
      Pages 177-184
    4. Preetha Nilayangode, K. P. Laladhas, G. S. Unnikrishnan Nair, Annie Mathai, B. Baijulal, Oommen V. Oommen
      Pages 185-192
    5. K. P. Laladhas, Sujith V. Gopalan, Preetha Nilayangode, Oommen V. Oommen
      Pages 193-223
    6. Preetha Nilayangode, G. S. Unnikrishnan Nair, K. P. Laladhas, Oommen V. Oommen
      Pages 225-234
    7. N. Anil Kumar, Parameswaran Prajeesh, K. P. Smitha
      Pages 235-248
  4. Biodiversity for Sustainable Livelihood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Sanjayan Kumar, S. M. Vairavel
      Pages 251-257
    3. B. Baijulal, Preetha Nilayangode, K. P. Laladhas, Oommen V. Oommen
      Pages 259-266
    4. S. Devanesan, K. S. Premila, K. K. Shailaja
      Pages 267-272
    5. Sujith V. Gopalan, Linda John, K. P. Laladhas, Oommen V. Oommen
      Pages 295-301
    6. Linda John, K. P. Laladhas, Oommen V. Oommen
      Pages 303-308
    7. T. P. Sethumadhavan
      Pages 309-314
    8. Preetha Nilayangode, K. P. Laladhas, Oommen V. Oommen
      Pages 315-322

About this book


Divided into three sections, this book explores the three main pillars of sustainable development, namely economy, environment and society, and their interlinkages at the regional level. The first section, Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) for sustainable development, focuses on international agreements and national legislation, as well as the challenges in implementing ABS in e.g. India. In turn, the second section examines the process of forming Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) at the Local Self Government (LSG) level to promote environmental sustainability, highlighting local and community-level conservation initiatives that have led to the conservation of habitats and species. 

The third section addresses poverty eradication and food security. The case studies included demonstrate how the combination of traditional knowledge and modern techniques can enhance the productivity of traditional crop varieties, yielding greater benefits for communities. 

The aim of this volume is to disseminate the lessons learned from these case studies, as well as the findings from projects already in place, which can offer recommendations that can be applied to similar problems elsewhere in an attempt to find environmental solutions for sustainable development. Further, it introduces readers to new approaches to inclusive development, demonstrating that participation and grass root empowerment are key drivers of equitable and sustainable development.


Access and benefit sharing- Indian initiatives Biodiversity governance- decentralized Sustainable livelihoods- poverty Community conservation - biodiversity Environmental sustainability Food security Organic farming Resource management Community conservation Freshwater aquaculture

Editors and affiliations

  • K.P. Laladhas
    • 1
  • Preetha Nilayangode
    • 2
  • Oommen V. Oommen
    • 3
  1. 1.Kerala State Biodiversity BoardThiruvananthapuramIndia
  2. 2.Kerala State Biodiversity BoardThiruvananthapuramIndia
  3. 3.Kerala State Biodiversity BoardThiruvananthapuramIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42161-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42162-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-2827
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-2835
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