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The blending of poverty alleviation with conservation goals (or conservation with poverty alleviation) is in line with many international conservation agreements, and is evidently morally correct in poor regions of the world. ICDPs are not aiming for conservation at the expense of lives and livelihoods – but instead are trying to find a solution to this dual goal through a multidisciplinary approach. This is not only an issue of relevance to conservation staff, as it has been shown that the environment does matter to poor people in Africa (Posey, 1999; Songorwa, 1999), and that maintaining a strict divide between ‘development’ and ‘conservation’ is often quite artificial in the minds of the people living in the sites where conservation projects are implemented.
The fact that ICDPs have aimed to address the needs of the rural poor has also been a major advantage in terms of their acceptability to agencies engaged in poverty alleviation (Wells and Brandon, 1992). , 1999). Stricter conservation approaches can be funded using private foundation money, or by money collected by NGOs from wealthy individuals in northern countries, but this represents a significantly smaller pool of resources. The declarations from the World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa in September 2002 focused heavily on the alleviation of poverty and the benefits of good environmental management to achieve this aim (WSSD, 2002).