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Foresight Briefs
We are Losing the "Little Things that Run the World" - Foresight Brief No. 011 - January 2019
United Nations Environment Programme

Insects make up about half of all known living organisms. They play key roles in, pollination, nutrient cycling, food chains or birds and other insectivores, and are one of the pillars of our ecosystems. However, the wide use of insecticides, fragmentation of habitats and climate change are placing multiple threats on them and their populations are under sharp decline. This Foresight Brief explores insect services, threats and solutions to sustain insect populations.


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2019
Reports and Books
A bird's eye view on Flyways: a brief tour by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
United Nations Environment Programme

Birds eye view on Flyways is the first publication by CMS to bring together the key facts about migratory birds, their populations, the threats they face along the way, the benefits they bring to people and the environment and the actions we must take to help them survive, which include strengthening the international framework through the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species and related agreements. The unique nature of the life cycle of migratory birds illustrates, like no other phenomenon, the connectivity of ecosystems across the globe. Often in order to get to and from their breeding grounds, these migrants follow distinct paths, known as flyways. Bird migration spans vast areas comprising thousands of kilometers over land and sea and covering many countries. The birds play a crucial economic and ecological role affecting the millions of people who live along the migration routes. These journeys, perilous at the best of times, given that they involve crossing oceans, mountains and deserts, are made even more hazardous by human interventions.


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2009
Reports and Books
Global overview of the conservation of migratory Arctic breeding birds outside the Arctic
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

This report focuses on migratory waterbirds that breed in Arctic, as defined by CAFF member states, and migrate to winter quarters outside CAFF countries. It investigates those international mechanisms (conventions, agreemements, programmes and actions plans), both legally binding and voluntarily, which are relevant to the conservation of migratory Arctic waterbirds and habitats throughout their non-breeding ranges.


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1998
Manuals, Guides and Toolkits, Reports and Books
Handbook of Environmental Law
United Nations Environment Programme

This Handbook is intended to be a handy reference book of up-to-date information on environmental law. It provides a source of quick and easy reference for governments, institutions, NGOs and the public needing to use basic environmental law texts in the course of their daily work. It brings together key policy documents, texts of major legal instruments in the field of environmental law and sustainable development as well as basic texts in the field of international law, indispensable for carrying out work in environmental law. It is divided thematically into four parts.
Part One is entitled UNEP's Environmental Law Programme. It contains the texts of the documents which deal with UNEP's programme in environmental law and institutions. These are grouped in two sections. Section 1, UNEP's Legislative Authority in Environmental Law, contains those documents which set out UNEP's authority to take action in the field of environmental law. These are relevant General Assembly Resolutions, UNEP Governing Council Decisions and relevant extracts from Agenda 21. Section 2, UNEP's Activities in Environmental Law 1993-1995, discusses UNEP's current and on-going activities in respect of international legal instruments, national legislation and institutions, training, education and information, and policy statements.


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Strengthening the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Revision and Implementation
United Nations Environment Programme

The present document is aimed at supporting and enhancing a better understanding of seven key biodiversity conventions, namely the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Convention on Migratory Species), the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention), the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention), the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the International Plant Protection Convention in the context of updating/revising/reviewing the NBSAPs and their subsequent implementation.


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Reports and Books
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Volume II: Draft Management Plan
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

The Agreement will include the families of birds which are traditionally treated as waterbirds, following the definitions of "waterfowl" and "wetland" in the Ramsar Convention, and which contain migratory species, following the definition of "migratory" in the Bonn Convention. The sequence and composition of families follow Morony, Bock and Farrand (1975) Reference List of the Birds of the World.


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Reports and Books
UNEP Environmental Law Training Manual
United Nations Environment Programme
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Reports and Books
The Global Terrestrial Observing System and the Convention to Combat Desertification
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Council for Science, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, World Meteorological Organization

International Conventions that are concerned with the conservation or utilisation of renewable natural resources do form a potential user group for GTOS.


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