Why biodiversity is essential for sustaining livelihoods

Protecting biodiversity and curbing deforestation is essential for the future of many communities, writes Adriana Moreira. Image: REUTERS/Ivan Canabrava

Adriana Moreira

Senior Environmental Specialist, World Bank


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