CBD COP11: Finding alternative green livelihoods in sensitive ecosystems

Dr A. K. Pattnaik, Project Director, ICZMP, interview: Rio Conventions Pavilion, CBD COP11, 15/10/2012 – Dr A. K. Pattnaik, Project Director, Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) explains how enabling communities to shift out of damaging livelihoods and toward new income streams can help protect sensitive ecosystems.

In one example, tourism from dolphin watching has enabled the decreased intensification of fishing in a delicate lagoon environment.