Building BRIDGEs | Cross-Sectoral Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation: Health, Nutrition, and Ecosystem Services

08 May 2020


Sound management of natural resources is integral to a country’s development, resilience, and self-reliance. By promoting development that benefits both nature and people, biodiversity conservation activities can strengthen development impact and the capacity of countries to manage their natural resources, improving their self-reliance.

For the past five years, USAID’s Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced (BRIDGE) Project has supported the second goal of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy, to “integrate biodiversity as an essential component of human development.” BRIDGE collaborates with USAID missions and regional and technical bureaus to identify and promote integrated programming approaches and contribute to the evidence base for integration.

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Publisher: Wilson Center

Language: English

Year: 2020

Keyword(s): biodiversity, collaboration, cross-sectoral approaches, economic development, ecosystems, health, integrated landscape approach, intersectionality, natural resource management, nature-based solutions (NbS), nutrition, restoration, USAID, Wilson Center

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Global