3136.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Who Is Speaking For The Trees? How Reproductive Health Fits Into Environmental Conservation Around The World

"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. And I'm asking you, sir, at the top of my lungs" - he was very upset as he shouted and puffed - "What's that THING you've made out of my Truffula tuft?" "Look, Lorax," I said. "There's no cause for alarm. I chopped just one tree. I am doing no harm." (From "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss. Random House, NY 1971) The case of human-induced degradation of resources is illustrated by Dr. Seuss' story The Lorax. The tale ends with the hope that with deliberate steps, humans can once again restore what has disappeared. Around the world communities are taking initiative to better manage increasingly scarce natural resources. Environmentalists have come to realize that communities themselves and women in particular are often the key to success in sustained progress. Family planning, a service frequently requested by women, is a key component of the cycle of progress. The oral presentations prepared for this session discuss the cycle of reproductive health, poverty and environmental degradation and show the good news story of communities working to improve well being
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Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Carolyn Gibb Vogel
Organizer(s):Eckhard Kleinau
2:30 PMCollaborating for more effective population-environment interventions: The experience of the APPROPOP Project and its environmental partners in Madagascar
Daniel Whyner
2:48 PMFramework for exploring "capacity for integration of population and environment"
Denise Caudill, DrPH, Frank Zinn, PhD
3:06 PMRemedios project of the Peten, Guatemala
Liza Grandia, Liza Grandia
3:24 PMThe Niger Delta Crisis - Reproductive Health Challenges
Mike Egboh, MPH, Mike Egboh, MPH
Sponsor:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Cosponsors:Environment; International Health

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA