Reports and Books
Aspectos Tecnicos Relevantes para las Negociaciones de la Convencion Internacional para Combatir la Desertificacion en America Latina y el Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme

El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Media Ambiente, de conformidad con su mandato y teniendo en cuenta que los Gobiernos han instado al PNUTvIA a concentrarse, entre otras esferas prioritarias, aI mayor desarrollo del derecho internacional del media ambiente, en particular de convenciones y directrices y la promoción de su aplicación. En este contexto, a través de su Oficina Regional para America Latina y el Caribe convocô a un grupo de expertos no gubernainentales en desertificación, los dias 23 y 24 dejulio de 1993, en Ia Cd. de Mexico, a fin de tratar aspectos técnicos y politicos de interés para los Gobiernos de La region con respecto a los trabajos del Comité Intergubernamental de negociación encargado de elaborar una Convención Internacional para combatir La desertificación en Los palses afectados par sequIa grave o desertificación, en particular en Africa. El documento consta de dos partes centrales. La primera define Ia problemática nacional y regional a pai-fir de proporcionar elementos relativos a los planes de acción para combatir Ia desertificación en los palses participantes en la reunion. La segunda parte resume información concemiente a algunas actividades más relevantes del referido Comité Intergubernamental de negociación y resalta algunas recomendaciones a los Gobiernos de los paIses de America Latina y el Caribe para Ia formulaciOn y ejecUción de planes nacionales de acción contra la desertificaciOn, estableciendo un diagnostico regional y Ia posición regional frente a la Convención Internacional de lucha contra la desertificacion.


Download:
1993
Reports and Books
Ecologically Sensitive Sites in Africa. Volume 5: Sahel
United Nations Environment Programme, The World Bank, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

This publication is made in response to requests from task managers in the Africa region who wanted to know the location and properties of the ecologically sensitive sites in Africa to which they could refer while implementing Bank projects in the region. This publication is also made to assist task managers to comply with the Bank's Operational Policy Note No. 11.02 on "Wildlands: Their Protection and Management in Economic Development" . The publication has been compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK in collaboration with the Africa Environment Division of the Technical Department at the World Bank. It contains the most up-to-date available data and we hope it will find wider application beyond the Bank's operations.


Download: English
1993
Reports and Books
Transfrontier reserves for peace and nature.
United Nations Environment Programme

Transfrontier Reserves for Peace and Nature: A Contribution to Human Security


Download: English
1993
Reports and Books
Ecologically sensitive sites in Africa. Volume 4: West Africa
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

This publication is made in response to requests from task managers in the Africa region who wanted to know the location and properties of the ecologically sensitive sites in Africa to which they could refer while implementing Bank projects in the region. This publication is also made to assist task managers to comply with the Bank's Operational Policy Note No. 11.02 on "Wildlands: Their Protection and Management in Economic Development" . The publication has been compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK in collaboration with the Africa Environment Division of the Technical Department at the World Bank. It contains the most up-to-date available data and we hope it will find wider application beyond the Bank's operations.


Download: English
1993
Reports and Books
International Trade in Shark Fins
United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

Over the last few years there has been growing disquiet about the increasing numbers of sharks being fished and traded on domestic and world markets. A major buyer quoted in the New York Times (1989) said


Download: English
1993
Reports and Books
State of the Environment Report - Cook Islands
Teariki Rongo - The Regional Ervionmental Technical Assistance (RETA) Proiect Consultant

This State of the EnWonment Report provides a description of the environment covering elements of the Cook lslands' physical and biological features, and demographic and economlc features, environmental issues prevailing: responses to those issues||and the effectiveness of those responses. The report also recommends some supporting measures to improve those responses. Ir is important to note that this report makes some strong statements on the environment, particularly in regard to the causes of environmental issues, without clariflcation by hard data. Examples of this are water pollution and contamination||degradation of the coastal zone through over-fishing. destructive fishing practices and mining. Where these statements are made, the need to collect data to provide some measurable comparisons for monitoring and enforcing environmental control measures is also stressed. The report highlights the need to strengthen national policies on the environment: law enforcement reforms||institutional arrangements including the roles of nongovemmental organisations, and the implementation ol specific programmes and projects aimed at the protection and conservation of the Cook lslands envlronment.


Download: English
1993

Download:

Download:

Download:

Download: