Natural resources for poverty reduction, Baobab tree from barcode

Natural resources for poverty reduction, treeClick on the image above for high resolution view
To alleviate poverty in developing countries, improved stewardship of natural resources can provide a way to establish sustainable livelihoods and good management of the biosphere. The resources - forests, water, minerals, fish, wildlife and others - represents natural capital that can be used to create other forms of capital.

Illustration for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) publication Poverty & Environment Times #5, published in 2008, featured on the front cover.

The objective of the illustration is to summarize and visualize the main messages in the publication.

Adobe Illustrator was used to design the illustration.

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