Reports and Books
Protected Areas of the World: a review of National Systems. Vol 1: Indomalaya, Oceania, Australia and Antarctic
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The book is organised into national (or occasionally sub-national) accounts, each comprising a description of the national protected areas system, accompanied by a summary list and map of protected areas. The book is divided into three volumes, with volume one covering the Indomalayan, Oceanian, Australian and Antarctic realms, volume two the Palearctic and Afrotropical realms, and volume three the Nearctic and Neotropical realms. Publication of such a book serves two purposes. First, it provides extensive background information on the protected area systems of the world, relevant to several plenary sessions and workshops at the IV World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas. In particular, it is a contribution to the third plenary session The Contributions of Protected Areas to Sustaining Society: A Global Review. Secondly, and perhaps more significantly, it is also part of the process of information collection and verification. Feedback from protected areas professionals, and others familiar with protected areas, is therefore both welcomed and encouraged, because only by a continual process of review and update can we present a true picture.


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1992
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Availability of Biodiversity Information for East Africa
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The project AvailabUity of Biodiversity Information for East Africa came about in response to the need for a systematic review of the data holdings for the region in support of conservation and sustainable development. This need was subsequently underscored with the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1992. Article 6 of the Convention calls on contracting parties to develop national strategies, plans or programmes for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. Article 7 concerns itself with aspects of monitoring in support of biodiversity conservation. The project, in locating biodiversity information for the region, therefore provides a valuable baseline in assisting countries to meet obligations as set out in the Convention.


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1992
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State of the Environment Report - Fiji
Government of Fiji, IUCN - The World Conservation Union

The report covers all the major issues which should be of concern to Fiji. Perhaps the most important aspect of the report is the fact that it makes us realise to what extent the environment and its resources support virtually every aspect of lives. While Fiji is blessed with an abundance of natural resources relative to many parts of the world and lacks the serious demographic, economic and industrial pressures from which the majority of serious environmental problems originate, we must also be aware of the physical constraints under which we are developing the country. Fiji's small size, young landrape and evolutionary isolation make our natural resources vulnerable to loss ordegradation. It is through understanding of these aspects that we can enhance opportunities for development based on the sustainable utilisation of our environmental resources.


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1992
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Hazard Identification and Evaluation in a Local Community - Technical Report Series No. 12
United Nations Environment Programme

This technical report was prepared with the support of the Swedish Government and its Natural Rescue Services Board will help all those concerned with the identification and evaluation of hazards in the community||particularly local government, police, fire and rescue services, and industry. The report consists of three parts. The introduction provides a general background to the handbook and gives some definitions. The second part describes the hazard analysis method and gives concrete examples of how to implement it. The third part consists of a series of Annexes which, provide more information to enable local communities to identify and evaluate hazards


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1992
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Selected multilateral treaties in the field on the environment
United Nations Environment Programme

These conventions contain the essential substance of international environmental law


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1992
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A Review of the Geology of Coral Reefs in the Red Sea: UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 152
United Nations Environment Programme

Regional Seas Reports and Studies


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1992

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