Reports and Books
World Plant Conservation Bibliography
United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The present collaborative bibliography provides points of reference for those interested in conservation action or theory, in both richer, more studied countries with extensive plant conservation literatures and poorer countries where little work has been done. In the former, the conservationist can feel lost in a sea of information: the bibliography will serve to pinpoint major published works to examine. In poorer countries, there is often a shortage of knowledge on what has previously been achieved. The bibliography will alert activists to existing references and a concerned effort can then be made to obtain the most relevant literature.


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1990
Reports and Books
State of the Marine Environment in the Mediterranean Region: UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies no. 132
United Nations Environment Programme

Regional Seas Reports and Studies on the Mediterranean region


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1990
Reports and Books
World Plant Conservation Bibliography
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

There is an ever increasing pressure on the natural resources of planet Earth by mankind - as the human population continues to increase, so does the need for more food, fuelwood, fodder, fibres, timber and other plant products - either grown in cultivation or taken directly from nature. Mankind relies on plants to survive, and it is ironic, therefore, that his actions are threatening the very future of these life sustaining plant resources. The daily threats to plant diversity include worldwide destruction and degradation of habitats, uncontrolled harvesting from


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1990
Reports and Books
The Last Rain Forests
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The Last Rain Forests guides the reader to a deeper level of understanding on which to base opinions and take action. It is both a unique atlas of the conservation status of all the world's rain forests, and a blueprint for positive action to safeguard their future. The book shows readers what rain forests are and why we need them, using imaginative illustrations to explain their remarkable biology.


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1990
Reports and Books
Implications of Expected Climate Changes in the South Pacific Region: Overview - UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 128.
United Nations Environment Programme

In spite of the uncertainties surrounding the predicted climate changes, greenhouse gases seem to have accumulated in the atmosphere to such a level that the changes may have started already and their continuation may now be inevitable. The environmental problems associated with the potential impacts of expected climate change may prove to be among the major environmental problems facing the marine environment and adjacent coastal areas in the near future. The objectives of the study were :To examine on a regional basis the potential impacts of the projected sea level changes on coastal ecosystems, coral reefs, lagoons and coastal river flood plains and mangroves||to examine the possible effects of climatic change (particularly temperature elevations) on the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, with special reference to economically important species.


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1990
Reports and Books
An Approach to Environmental Impact Assessment for Projects affecting the Coastal and Marine Environment. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 122
United Nations Environment Programme

The present document has been prepared in response to frequent requests from developing countries for simple and yet adequate procedures and guidelines for the preparation of environmental impact assessments which could be used in the context of regional agreements on the protection of the marine environment adopted in support of UNEP's Regional Seas Programme.


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1990
Policy and Strategy Documents
The Strategy for the Development of the Caribbean Environment Programme - CEP Technical Report 05
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The strategy for the development of the Caribbean Environment Programme responds to the request of the Fourth Intergovernmental and First Contracting Parties Meeting convened in Guadeloupe in October 1987. It has been prepared following an intensive review of the most serious environmental problems affecting the region's marine and coastal resources (Regional Overview of Environmental Problems and Priorities Affecting the Coastal and Marine Resources of the Wider Caribbean). It is also responsive to the findings of the in-depth evaluation of the Programme (The Action Plan for the Caribbean Environment Programme: Evaluation of its Development and Achievements [1976-1987]).


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1990
Reports and Books
Contaminant Monitoring Programmes Using Marine Organisms: Quality Assurance and Good Laboratory Practice - Reference Methods for Marine Pollution Studies No. 57
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Regional Seas Programme was initiated by UNEP in 1974. Since then the Governing Council of UNEP has repeatedly endorsed a regional approach to the control of marine pollution and the management of marine and coastal resources and has requested the development of regional action plans. The Regional Seas Programme at present includes ten regions and has over 120 coastal States participating in it.


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1990

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