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Guidelines of Lake Management Volume 7: Biomanipulation in Lakes and Reservoirs Management
United Nations Environment Programme, International Lake Environment Committee

This volume of the ILEC/UNEP guideline book series offers a general introduction to the role of biomanipulation in lake management with emphasis on the control of excessive algal growth in lakes suffering from eutrophication. Contents: 1) Biomanipulation: Bases for a Top-down Control.
2) Objectives of Biomanipulation. 3) Food Web Alterations by Physical Changes: Eutrophication and selective fisheries. 4) Manipulation of Fish Population for Lake Recovery from Eutrophication in the Temperate Region. 5) Management of Eutrophication of Lakes to Enhance fish Production. 6) Manipulationof Aquatic Plants. 7) Modelling and Biomanipulation. 8) Case study: Lake Candia (Northern Italy). 9) Food-chain Manipulation as a Tool in Management of Small Lakes in the Netherlands: The Lake Zwemlust Example. 10) Case studies: Lake Balaton (Hungary). 11) Long Term (1970-1990) Whole Lake Biomanipulation Experience Case Study: Lake Kinneret (Israel). 12) Management by Food Chain Manipulation of Lake Biwa (Japan). 13) Reservoir Management Using Food Chain Manipulation.


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World Atlas of Coral Reefs
World Conservation Monitoring Centre, United Nations Environment Programme

Coral reefs are one of the world's most spectacular ecosystem.


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Experiencias de integración de medio ambiente en procesos de reducción de pobreza en América Latina y el Caribe: Resultados y herramientas elaboradas por la Iniciativa de Pobreza y Medio Ambiente (PEI)
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

La Iniciativa de Pobreza y Medio Ambiente (PEI) es un programa conjunto global del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (ONU Medio Ambiente). PEI apoya los esfuerzos de los propios países para integrar los vínculos entre la lucha contra la pobreza y la gestión sostenible del medio ambiente, en los instrumentos de política y en los procesos de planificación del desarrollo a nivel nacional y subnacional. Esta publicación recoge el trabajo y las herramientas desarrolladas por PEI en la región de América Latina y el Caribe en el periodo 2009 – 2018.


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Environmental Guidelines for Agroforesry Projects - UNEP Environmental Management Guidelines No. 11
United Nations Environment Programme

There is no doubt that Agroforestry can be an environmentally sound and economically feasible means of developing and protecting marginal and ecologically fragile lartds. Agroforestry, however, is a highly com-plex and multi-dsciplinary approach to land use and should not be un-dertaken unless there is an adequate understanding of the cultural, economic and environmental interactions common to mixed farming systems. Half-baked or haphazard land management can lead to serious environmental and economic repercussions. it is therefore critical to embark on Agroforestry projects in a well thought manner keeping all the various inter-relationships in mind during planning, implementa-tion and management phases.


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International Post-Graduate Course in Ecological Approaches to Resources Development, Land Management and Impact Assessment in Developing Countries II Vol.1
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Training course in ecological approaches to resources development, land management and impact assessment in developing countries


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PFAS Analysis in Water for the Global Monitoring Plan of the Stockholm Convention: Set-up and Guidelines for Monitoring
United Nations Environment Programme

The aim of this guidance is to provide an overview of challenges regarding analysis of the per- and
polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS), focusing on PFOS in the water column and to set guidelines for
international monitoring programs under GMP of the Stockholm Convention.


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UN Environment's Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury releases - Inventory Level 1 Calculation Spreadsheet
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment's Toolkit for identification and quantification of mercury releases (the Toolkit), is intended to assist countries to identify and quantify the sources of mercury releases. With the Toolkit, a comprehensive national mercury releases inventory can be developed.

Inventory Level 1 calculation spreadsheet is a simple and easy to use tool. The calculation spreadsheet is accompanied by the guideline manual and the reporting template.


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Goodlife Goals: The Manual
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

The Good Life Goals are a set of personal actions that people around the world can take to help support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are lifestyle asks for individuals that are carefully aligned with the SDGs’ 169 targets and indicators.


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Guidelines for Organizations, Sampling and Analysis of Human Milk on Persistent Organic Pollutants
United Nations Environment Programme
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UNEP Institutional Knowledge Repository: Policy and Standard Operating Procedures
United Nations Environment Programme

The UN Environment institutional knowledge repository enables the capture, cataloguing and indexing, storage, preservation and dissemination of the institution’s collective knowledge output for easy access and reuse.


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