Reports and Books
Protected Areas of the World: a review of National Systems. Vol 1: Indomalaya, Oceania, Australia and Antarctic
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The book is organised into national (or occasionally sub-national) accounts, each comprising a description of the national protected areas system, accompanied by a summary list and map of protected areas. The book is divided into three volumes, with volume one covering the Indomalayan, Oceanian, Australian and Antarctic realms, volume two the Palearctic and Afrotropical realms, and volume three the Nearctic and Neotropical realms. Publication of such a book serves two purposes. First, it provides extensive background information on the protected area systems of the world, relevant to several plenary sessions and workshops at the IV World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas. In particular, it is a contribution to the third plenary session The Contributions of Protected Areas to Sustaining Society: A Global Review. Secondly, and perhaps more significantly, it is also part of the process of information collection and verification. Feedback from protected areas professionals, and others familiar with protected areas, is therefore both welcomed and encouraged, because only by a continual process of review and update can we present a true picture.


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1992

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Assessment of the Implementation of the Eastern African Action Plan and the Effectiveness of its Legal Instruments: UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 150.
United Nations Environment Programme

Regional Seas Reports and Studies


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1992
Reports and Books
A Review of the Geology of Coral Reefs in the Red Sea. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 152
United Nations Environment Programme, Programme for the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

This review has been written in response to the rapid expansion of work on Red Sea reefs over the last two decades, and is an attempt to summarise our present-day knowledge about the kinds of reefs known in the Red Sea, and of their foundations and origins. This review cannot present the detail which is available in the source literature, but is intended to highlight the important literature and provide a useful starting point. One of the main problems of coral reef science in this region has been duplication of work caused by inadequate knowledge of the literature, and it is hoped that provision of such material in this single, summary document can also help to avoid this time-consuming and wasteful practice.


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1992

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Coastal Resources and Systems of the Pacific Basin: Investigation and Steps Toward Protective Management - Regional seas reports and studies no. 147.
United Nations Environment Programme

Regional Seas Reports and Studies


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1992