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Reports and Books
Mercury Inventory Assessment for the Philippines
Philippines, Department of Environment and Natural Resources

This report should be read in conjunction with the UNEP toolkit Excel file for the Philippines which provides detailed data and calculations. The following narrative report is preliminary and will be refined after further stakeholder consultation.


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2008
GEO
Perspectivas del Medio Ambiente Urbano - GEO Loja
Municipio de Loja, Ecuador

El presente estudio busca promover una mejor comprensión de la dinámica de la ciudad de Loja y su ambiente, suministrando al gobierno municipal, académicos, formuladores de políticas y público en general, información confi able y actualizada sobre la ciudad, para ayudar a mejorar la gestión ambiental urbana.


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2008
Reports and Books
Regional communication strategy for coral reef management in South Asia
South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP), Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER)

Coastal and marine ecosystems support very rich speciecs diversity in south Asia as the region has numerous estuaries, lagoons, mangrove areas, coral reefs, sea-grasses and coastal wetland that provide essential habitats for many rare and valuable species, which in turn provide vital goods and services to millions of people. In South Asian region, countries like Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have coral reefs, which are facing numerous threats due to natural and anthropogenic factors. The livelihoods of many reef dependent communities are at risk as the coastal resources are rapidly shrinking. Increasing demand and declining productivity of coastal bio-resources make the issues more complex. The management and conservation of coral reefs is one of the most challenging tasks for conservationists and marine bio-resource managers in South Asia. South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) initiated specific programmes to deal with the management and conservation issues by establishing the South Asia Coral ReefTask Force (SACRTF) and in the first meeting of SACRTF, the members realized the need for a comprehensive communication strategy for coral reef management in South Asia. This task was assigned to Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) foundation, India.


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2008