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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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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
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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
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Water Stress in Europe - Can the Challenge be met?
Europen Environment Agency (EEA), United Nations Environment Programme

Water was chosen as the topic for this first European Environment Agency/United Nations Environment Programme (EEA/UNEP)' State of the Environment Message' because water affects every aspect of human existence and because its availability and quality are severely threatened in many parts of Europe.


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1997
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Surpassing the Montreal Protocol objectives : Ghana success story
United Nations Environment Programme

Success stories on the implementation of Montreal Protocol in Ghana.


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1997
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Guidelines for development of refrigerant management plan
United Nations Environment Programme

The overall objective of a Refrigerant Management Plan (RMP) is to develop and plan a strategy that will manage the use and phase-out of virgin CFC refrigerants for servicing refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.


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1997
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Ozonaction newsletter no. 21
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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1997
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Ozonaction newsletter no. 24
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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1997
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Ozonaction newsletter no. 23
United Nations Environment Programme

Newsletter dedicated to the protection of the ozone layer and implementation of Montreal Protocol. This is a quarterly publication which details Ozone action programme under the multilateral fund.


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1997