Reports and Books
Conservation evaluation of some natural forests in Sri Lanka
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (United Nations Environment Programme-WCMC)

The recently created Environmental Management Division within the Forest Department is currently undertaking a National Conservation Review (NCR) of all remaining natural forest and related grasslands within Sri Lanka, as part of the Environmental Management Component of the Environmental Management in Forestry Developments Project. The NCR addresses the biological importance of natural forests, largely in terms of their species diversity, together with their value for soil conservation and hydrology. It is being carried out by a team of scientists comprising three national consultants (botanist, zoologist and hydrologist) and an Assistant Conservator of Forests, with technical assistance provided by an international consultant. This document consists of a description of the methodologies used to evaluate the importance of natural forests, a report on the results of fieldwork undertaken to date, and an assessment of the additional resources required to complete the NCR.


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1993
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Ecologically Sensitive Sites in Africa. Volume 6: Southern Africa
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), The World Bank

This publication is made in response to requests from task managers in the Africa region who wanted to know the location and properties of the ecologically sensitive sites in Africa to which they could refer while implementing Bank projects in the region. This publication is also made to assist task managers to comply with the Bank's Operational Policy Note No. 11.02 on "Wildlands: Their Protection and Management in Economic Development". The publication has been compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK in collaboration with the Africa Environment Division of the Technical Department at the World Bank. It contains the most up-to-date available data and we hope it will find wider application beyond the Bank's operations.


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1993
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Ecologically Sensitive Sites in Africa. Volume 3: South-Central Africa and Indian Ocean
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), The World Bank

This publication is made in response to requests from task managers in the Africa region who wanted to know the location and properties of the ecologically sensitive sites in Africa to which they could refer while implementing Bank projects in the region. This publication is also made to assist task managers to comply with the Bank's Operational Policy Note No. 11.02 on "Wildlands: Their Protection and Management in Economic Development" . The publication has been compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK in collaboration with the Africa Environment Division of the Technical Department at the World Bank. It contains the most up-to-date available data and we hope it will find wider application beyond the Bank's operations.


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1993
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Aspectos Tecnicos Relevantes para las Negociaciones de la Convencion Internacional para Combatir la Desertificacion en America Latina y el Caribe
United Nations Environment Programme

El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Media Ambiente, de conformidad con su mandato y teniendo en cuenta que los Gobiernos han instado al PNUTvIA a concentrarse, entre otras esferas prioritarias, aI mayor desarrollo del derecho internacional del media ambiente, en particular de convenciones y directrices y la promoción de su aplicación. En este contexto, a través de su Oficina Regional para America Latina y el Caribe convocô a un grupo de expertos no gubernainentales en desertificación, los dias 23 y 24 dejulio de 1993, en Ia Cd. de Mexico, a fin de tratar aspectos técnicos y politicos de interés para los Gobiernos de La region con respecto a los trabajos del Comité Intergubernamental de negociación encargado de elaborar una Convención Internacional para combatir La desertificación en Los palses afectados par sequIa grave o desertificación, en particular en Africa. El documento consta de dos partes centrales. La primera define Ia problemática nacional y regional a pai-fir de proporcionar elementos relativos a los planes de acción para combatir Ia desertificación en los palses participantes en la reunion. La segunda parte resume información concemiente a algunas actividades más relevantes del referido Comité Intergubernamental de negociación y resalta algunas recomendaciones a los Gobiernos de los paIses de America Latina y el Caribe para Ia formulaciOn y ejecUción de planes nacionales de acción contra la desertificaciOn, estableciendo un diagnostico regional y Ia posición regional frente a la Convención Internacional de lucha contra la desertificacion.


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1993
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Second Ceppol Seminar on Monitoring and Control of Sanitary Quality of Bathing and Shellfish-growing Marine Waters in the Wider Caribbean: Kingston, Jamaica, 9-13 August 1993 - CEP Technical Report 23
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

Among the components of the CEPPOL Programme, Activity 4.4.3 "Monitoring and Control of the Sanitary Quality of Bathing and Shellfish Growing Waters", represents an important effort for the development of a monitoring and research programme that will ensure the sanitary quality of these waters and the development and enforcement of adequate quality criteria and control measures. To this end, and as a preliminary activity within the programme, this seminar was convened in Kingston, Jamaica, 9-13 August 1993, at the Regional Co-ordinating Unit of the Caribbean Environment Programme.


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1993
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Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan for Suriname - CEP Technical Report 24
United Nations Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme

The objective of the recovery action plan series is to assist Caribbean governments in the discharge of their obligations under the SPAW Protocol, and to promote a regional capability to implement scientifically sound sea turtle conservation programs by developing a technical understanding of sea turtle biology and management among local individuals and institutions. Each recovery action plan summarizes the distribution of sea turtles, discusses major causes of mortality, evaluates the effectiveness of existing conservation laws, and prioritizes implementing measures for stock
recovery.


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