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Patterns of achievement: Africa and the Montreal Protocol
United Nations Environment Programme

This document summarises the progress of African countries to date in implementing their commitments under the Montreal Protocol, including meeting the freeze of CFC consumption, and reducing ODS consumption. The booklet focuses on compliance, national actions, cooperation, technology transfer and awareness raising.


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1996

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1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals
International Union for Conservation of the Nature and Natural Resources

The Red List of Threatened Animals is a warning flag, signaling for global attention to the perilous status of many species. In its approach, this Red List is different from all its predecessors and the existing Red Data books. It employs a more rigorous system for assessing degree of threat of extinction, a system reflecting current knowledge in population biology in relation to conservation concerns. This more objective approach should help focus attention on the causative factors behind the diminished geographic ranges, declining populations, and small numbers that characterize endangerment in many species.


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1996

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The 25 largest un-fragmented wilderness Areas in the Arctic
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

The main purpose of this project was to explore where the last remote wilderness areas, resorts for nature, man and biodiversity can be found in the Arctic, as well as the pressures they are subjected to and their main threats. Since the Arctic Environment Protection Strategy (AEPS), the awareness of large undisturbed areas in the Arctic has grown, as well as the realisation of the threats and the speed of fragmentation.


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1996

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Water Resources Development and Vector-Borne Diseases in Zambia - Report of a National Seminar
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organization, Panel of Experts on Environmental Management for Vector Control

A National Seminar on Water Resources Development and Vector-borne Diseases was held at the Regional Training Centre, Kafue Gorge, Zambia from 6 to 10 November 1995 as part of the programme of work of the joint WHOIFAO/UNEP/UNCHS Panel of Experts on Environmental Management for Vector Control (PEEM). There were 17 participants from eleven national ministries and bodies and the Zambezi River Authority. The ministries presented papers on their perspective of incorporating human health safeguards into water resources development projects. The results of a health impact assessment study in Zambia was also presented. In the present document, the recommendations of this seminar are presented, followed by detailed seminar proceedings and unabridged versions of the papers presented.


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