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Oil spill sensitivity of the western Indian Ocean islands: coastal data from the Comoros Islands, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and the Seychelles
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The following pages are lists of endemic species for the five Indian Ocean countries. These lists contain some species which are not associated with coastal areas because the habitat use for species in the WCMC databases cannot currently be separated automatically. Therefore some of the species in these lists are unlikely to be threatened by an oil spill. WCMC has the information and expertise to identify the coastal||and marine endemic species, i.e. those species which are susceptible to oil spills, however there was not sufficient time allocated to allow this to be done.


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Air quality guidelines for Europe (Second edition)
World Health Organization

This publication can assist national and local agencies responsible for protecting public health from the adverse effects of ambient air pollution and for monitoring ambient air quality. Aiming to prompt good practice in monitoring and health impact assessment, this report describes strategies and methods for providing information on ambient air quality that is adequate for health impact assessment. It discusses the overall requirements for designing and operating networks for monitoring ambient air and a range of air quality models used in comprehensive programmes for air quality assessment and management.


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Cleaner production assessment in fish processing
United Nations Environment Programme

A guide to the application of Cleaner Production to the fish processing industry, with a focus on the manufacture of fish fillets, canned fish, fish meal and fish oil at fish processing plants. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of fish processing, and to highlight approaches that industry and government can take to avoid or minimise these impacts by adopting a Cleaner Production approach.


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2000
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Action on ozone 2000
United Nations Environment Programme

This is the fourth edition of Action on Ozone produced by UNEP. The scientific evidence clearly shows the beginnings of a fall in the concentrations of the dangerous chemicals in the lower atmosphere which is now being translated into a similar fall in the stratosphere, where the ozone is destroyed. The ozone layer is predicted to start to recover in the next one or two decades, and should be restored to full health by the middle of the new century.


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Louder lessons in technology transfer: lessons learned and case studies
United Nations Environment Programme

Successful technology transfer is a collaborative effort and should not take place in isolation. This document features case studies of successful projects that have transferred technology and phased out ozone depleting substances in order to protect the earth's ozone layer. It illustrates the experiences gained from these case studies, which could be potentially used for guiding the transfer of environmental technologies under other international conventions.


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