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Reports and Books
Changes in the State of Conservation of Mt. Kenya Forests: 1999-2002
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), DICE, KFWG, United Nations Environment Programme

In 1999, Kenya Wildlife Service, with support from UNEP, undertook a systematic aerial survey of the forests of Mt. Kenya. The findings of the survey revealed extensive forest destruction across the mountain ecosystem. As a strategic response, Mt. Kenya forests were afforded the enhanced protection status of a National Reserve in July 2000 and placed under the management of Kenya Wildlife Service. This report reviews the changes in the state of conservation of Mt. Kenya since 2000. The objectives of this report in monitoring the changes in Mt. Kenya forests are: - To assess changes in the state of conservation of Mt. Kenya forests since 1999||- To assess the effectiveness of the new management practices put in place on Mt. - To identify emerging or prevalent threats to conservation of the forests||and, - To recommend interventions in support of the conservation of forests.


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2003
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Tourism and local agenda 21: the role of local authorities in sustainable tourism
United Nations Environment Programme, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)

This Study looks at how tourism has been taken into account in local Agendas 21, as drawn up and implemented by local authorities. As local authorities face the impacts of tourism development, the Agenda 21 planning framework is useful to define strategic goals for all stakeholders, and to effectively use tourism to achieve a community's main goals. A coherent collection of case studies of the implementation of Local Agenda 21 structures and processes in many destinations, it highlights lessons learned, and compares various situations ranging from developing to established municipalities and regions, in continental and island settings.


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2003

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Our Planet
World Heritage and Protected Areas - Our Planet Vol. 14 No. 2
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Foundation has become the first funding organization to designate the elite World Heritage sites as the explicit focus of its biodiversity work. The increased resources and vigour that it has brought to safeguarding them offers hope that there will be more success stories like the Iguazu National Park.


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2003