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Biodiversity

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UNEP & CI
  • handbookTourism and Biodiversity: Mapping Tourism’s Global Footprint - 2003 (PDF)
    UNEP, CI, 2003.
    The publication illustrates the overlap between tourism development (present and forecasted) and biodiversity hotspots highlighting tourism related threats and opportunities for biodiversity conservation and improved human welfare.

UNEP & IUCN
  • handbookUnited Nations List of Protected Areas - 2003 (PDF)
    Published by IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK and UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK. 2003. ISBN 2-8317-0746-3, 92-807-2362-6.
    The 2003 United Nations List of Protected Areas is available from the IUCN Publications Services Unit, 219c Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB3 0DL or from the web site www.iucn.org/bookstore.

CITES
  • handbookCITES HANDBOOK - 2001
    CITES; 2001. ISBN 2-88323-009-9, 360 p.
    The CITES Handbook has been compiled to provide for the Parties to CITES and others who are interested the most essential texts for the implementation of the Convention in one single reference book.

 

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UNEP-SBCD
  • cbsBIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - 2002 (PDF)
    UNEP-Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD); 2002.
    SBCD published texts to promote general understanding of the importance of, and the measures required for, the conservation of biological diversity. Newsletter and brochures are available on SBCD website: http://www.biodiv.org/outreach/ awareness/publications.asp.

  • HANDBOOK OF THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY - 2001
    UNEP-Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD); 2001. ISBN 1-85383-737-7
    This Handbook is intended to provide a reference guide to decisions adopted by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity as well as a guide to ongoing activities in relation to particular Articles and/or thematic areas of the Convention.

  • GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY OUTLOOK - 2001
    UNEP-Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD); November 2001.
    This release is the result of an ambitious collective effort that point at some of the critical issues that must be adressed if the Convention is to succeed in meeting its three objectives, namely, the conservation of the biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of genetic resources.

UNEP-WCMC
  • world_atlasCloud Forest Agenda - 2004
    UNEP-WCMC, 2004.
    The Cloud Forest Agenda report is designed to stimulate new initiatives and partnerships for the conservation and restoration of tropical montane cloud forests around the world. The report provides global maps of cloud forests, alongside information on their biodiversity and watershed importance, and a regional analysis of the threats to cloud forests. It concludes with an agenda for action, identifying global to national priorities and opportunities.
    The report has been funded by the members of the Mountain Cloud Forest Initiative, comprising the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and International Hydrological Programme (IHP), and the Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN–The World Conservation Union.

  • world_atlasWORLD ATLAS OF BIODIVERSITY - 2002
    UNEP-WCMC; 2002. ISBN: 0-520-23668-8
    Publisher University of California Press. 340 pages.
    Order directly from the University of California Press on: http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/9941.

  • GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY: Status of the Earth's Living Resources - 1992
    Compiled by World Conservation Monitoring Centre in collaboration with The Natural History Museum, London, and in association with IUCN, UNEP, WWF, WRI
    Chapman & Hall, London, 1992 - 585 p.
UNEP
  • GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT - 1995
    UNEP, V.H. Heywood (Executive Editor), R.T. Watson (Chair) and 1500 experts
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995 - 1140 p.
    ISBN: 0521564808.
UNESCO
MA Secretariat
WWF/TRAFFIC
  • SWITCHING CHANNELS: Wildlife trade routes
    into Europe and the UK
    - 2002

    WWF/TRAFFIC; Dec. 2002. 15 p.
    Illegal wildlife trade routes are difficult to uncover.By their very nature they are covert, sometimes run by organised criminals,and often used to smuggle other commodities such as drugs and guns.This report attempts to uncover some of these complex trade routes into Europe and the UK,as well as the techniques used to smuggle wildlife.

IPCC
  • CLIMATE CHANGE AND BIODIVERSITY IPCC Technical Paper V - 2002 (PDF)
    IPCC; April 2002. 77 p. ISBN 92-9169-104-7
    This is a Technical Paper of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change prepared in response to a request from the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.

     

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