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Performance Standard 6

Performance Standard 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources

Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources (2012)

Biodiversity loss can result in critical reductions in the resources provided by the earth’s ecosystems, which contribute to economic prosperity and human development. This is especially relevant in developing countries where natural resource-based livelihoods are often prevalent. PS6 recognizes that protecting and conserving biodiversity, maintaining ecosystem services, and managing living natural resources adequately are fundamental to sustainable development.


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Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management (2006)

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2012 Performance Standards

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2006 Performance Standards

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World Bank Group Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines


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