Based upon the social roles and power relations between men and women, gender is shaped by culture, social relations, and natural environments. For this reason, gender dimensions need to be incorporated into our understanding of biodiversity and its conservation, sustainable use and the sharing of benefits.
To conserve biodiversity, we need to understand and expose gender-differentiated biodiversity practices, gendered knowledge acquisition and usage.
This report from the CBD on the importance of gender consideration in biodiversity initiatives as the causes, effects, and investment in biodiversity are gender-differentiated. This includes mention of CBD’s Gender Plan of Action and a “fast facts” section.