Reports and Books
1997 United Nations List of Protected Areas
World Conservation Monitoring Centre, International Union for Conservation for the Nature and Natural Resources

The United Nations List of Protected Areas is an essential reference document for ail who want to understand the progress made in responding to the challenges of biodiversity loss and other environmental threats around the world. It is a record of extraordinary human achievement over 125 years - a commitment by nations, peoples, groups and individuals to safeguard areas of land and sea from destruction. Protected areas represent human ideals at their best - they express a long term vision and a broad sense of responsibility towards people and nature.


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Trinidad and Tobago: State of the Environment 1997 Report
Trinidad and Tobago, Environmental Management Authority

This report reviews the biodiversity resources of Trinidad and Tobago and the status of harvest and management of a few of the hundreds of species and the range of ecosystems exploited. In this report the principal elements of biodiversity are summarised, their major threats are described and current management thrusts are discussed. An evaluation of the use and management of biodiversity resource is made and policy and management imperatives are identified.


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1997
Reports and Books
National Environment Policy
The United Republic of Tanzania

The lives of all Tanzanians are intimately connected to the environment: our survival and that of our future generations depend on the harmonious relationship with the natural elements.


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1997
Reports and Books
A global overview of forest protected areas on the World Heritage List.
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

This working paper provides a global overview of the current coverage of forest protected areas on the World Heritage List and suggests potential forest areas which may merit future nomination to this prestigious List. Despite the essential role that forests play in climate control, flora and fauna habitat, and in the lives of the human population, they continue to be one of the most threatened biomes. Recent estimates indicate that nearly 50% of the world's original forest cover has been lost and over 4.000 tree species have been listed by lUCN as globally threatened. This working paper identifies the 61 forest protected areas currently on the World Heritage List, representing 39 countries and over 50 million ha of protected area. It further locates 25 potential forest protected areas from various global regions which may merit future World Heritage nomination. The 61 sites are categorized by forest type (tropical moist, tropical dry. sub-tropical, temperate and boreal) and biogeographical realm and numbered to provide the reader easy reference to the tables, figures and maps.


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1997
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Slovenia Environmental Performance Reviews
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

The ECE Committee on Environmental Policy launched the Environmental Performance Review of Slovenia in January 1996. Two months later, the preparatory mission for the project was organized, and a team of both national and ECE experts was formed to carry out the review.


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1997
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Opportunistic Settlers and the Problem of the Ctenophore Mnemiopsis Leidyi Invasion in the Black Sea. GESAMP Reports and Studies No. 58
Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP)

Opportunistic Settlers and the Problem of the Ctenophore Mnemiopsis Leidyi Invasion in the Black Sea


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1997
Manuals and Guides
Technical guidelines on wastes comprising or containing PCBs, PCTs;PBBs
United Nations Environment Programme

This Guideline addresses the three classes of PCBs, PCTs and PBBs. PCBs represent by far the most significant group in terms of quantities originally produced, the volumes of waste requiring disposal, and the environmental significance of past, present and future waste disposal practices. PCBs have been studied much more than PCTs and PBBs, and hence the information available relates mainly to PCBs. In may respects, the three groups of substances display similar characteristics, and can cause similar problems if not handled properly.


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1997
Manuals and Guides
Environmental management in oil and gas exploration and production
United Nations Environment Programme

These guidelines provide an overview of environmental issues in the oil and gas exploration and production industry, and of the best approaches to achieving high environmental performance in all parts of the world. Management systems and practices, technologies and procedures are described that prevent and minimize impact.


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1997