Tagged on: Ecosystem management

Reports and Books
Standing Wealth: Pastoralist Livestock Production and Local livelihoods in Sudan 
United Nations Environment Programme

At a time when Sudan is once again turning its attention to agriculture, this study takes a fresh look at what makes livestock production – the backbone of Sudanese agriculture – operate successfully. This study was carried out in Khartoum, West Darfur, North Kordofan and Gedaref States, with three in-depth case studies on sheep, cattle and camel production systems in North Kordofan. The report identifies areas of intervention that could assist the development of a vibrant and sustainable livestock sector based on the principles of pastoral production.


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Summaries
Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions: Sources and Solutions - Executive Summary
United Nations Environment Programme

This report highlights both the challenges and the solutions for good waste management in mountain regions.


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Summaries
Regional State of the Coast Report: Western Indian Ocean - A Summary for Policy Makers
United Nations Environment Programme-Nairobi Convention, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

The Regional State of Coast Report for the western Indian Ocean (WIO) provides insights into the enormous economic potential around the WIO, the consequential demand for marine ecosystem goods and services to match the increasing human population, the pace and scale of environmental changes taking place in the region and the opportunities to avoid serious degradation in one of the world’s unique and highly biodiverse oceans. The report goes a step further and presents exploratory scenarios and policy analysis to better inform anticipatory planning and management of coastal and marine resources.


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Manuals and Guides
Guiding Principles for Delivering Coastal Wetland Carbon Projects
United Nations Environment Programme, Center for International Forestry Research

This guidance document distills best practice principles for coastal wetland carbon projects, drawing on a long history of project development and implementation in fields of wetlands restoration, terrestrial carbon projects, carbon policy and community engagement. The primary focus is on experience gained in the management of intertidal wetlands, including tidal marshes and mangroves, although many broad lessons can be extended to seagrass meadows.


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Reports and Books
Atlas mondial de l’eau: Une pénurie annoncée
Diop, Salif, Rekacewicz, Philippe

Publié 30 ans après la conference de Stockholm de 1972, le Vital Water Graphics, en partie repris dans cet Atlas mondial de l'eau, représente un apport essentiel qui corn plète les publications déjà existantes sur Vétat des ressources rnondiales en eau. Le document insiste sur les questions les plus "vitales" et les plus pressantes concernant l'eau, car ce sont des questions des pour I'avenir de Ia vie sur terre. 62 graphiques associés a des explications et cartes permettent de constater dans quelle mesure la quantité, Ia qualite et Ia disponibilité des eaux douces et marines influencent le niveau de pauvreté dans le monde, mais aussi Ia degradation des terres, Ia pollution, l'hygiene publique, la santé et le développement rural et urbain.


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Reports and Books
1993 United Nations List of National Parks and Protected Areas
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

The 1993 edition of the UN List includes sites in IUCN Management Categories! through V. It is intended that Category VI sites will be included in the next edition. Protected areas which are also designated Ramsar Sites, World Heritage Sites or Biosphere Reserves, are included both in the national lists and in the lists of areas of international significance.


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Reports and Books
Aspects juridiques de la protection et de la gestion du milieu marin et côtier de la région de l’Afrique de l’Est - PNUE: Rapports et études des mers régionales No. 38
United Nations Environment Programme

L'objectif principal de cette étude est de fournir les renseignements de base à la réunion des experts juridiques convoquée par le PNUE pour décernbre 1993, afin de lancer à ce niveau les négociations sur le texte d'une convention régionale pour la protection et la gestion de l'environnement marinn et côtier de la région tie l'Afrique de l'Est, sur le texte d'un protocole relatif aux zones protégées ainsi qu'à la faune et la flore dans la région, at sur le texte d'un protocole relatif à la coopération en matière de la lutte contre la pollution en cas de situation critique.


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Reports and Books
Aquaculture: Directory of Institutions and Experts in the Mediterranean Region
United Nations Environment Programme

In each of its priority areas , the Mediterranean Action Plan's Priority Actions Programme (PAP) aims to enable interested countries of the Region to use the experiences gained and results obtained within completed or on-going national, bilateral and multilateral projects. Such a co-operation requires, among other things, the establishment of a reliable information system. To meet this requirement, the preparation of Directories of Mediterranean National Institutions and Experts concerned as well as compendium of projects relevant to the six PAP fields has been initiated.


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Reports and Books
Asean Heritage Parks and Reserves
ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment

the Second ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok, on 29 November 1984, issued the important Declaration on Heritage Parks and Reserves which created the first group of 11 Heritage Sites described in this book.


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Manuals and Guides
Estimating Mercury Use and Documenting Practices in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) - Methods and Tools Version 1.0
United Nations Environment Programme

The ASGM baseline guidebook and toolkit enable the reader to: 1. Create a comprehensive national overview of ASGM practices; 2. Design a baseline research plan that aligns with allotted resources; 3.,Collect relevant data from a variety of sources; and 4. Develop robust baseline estimates of annual ASGM mercury use, gold production, and workforce within the country.


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