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Cold Water Coral Reefs: Out of Sight-No Longer Out of Mind
Andre Freiwald, Jan Helge Fossa, Anthony Grehan, Tony Koslow and J Murray Roberts

UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No 22. Cold-water coral reefs : Out of sight - no longer out of mind describes the various cold-water coral ecosystems and associations together with their known and potential worldwide geographical distribution. Case studies and observations from several locations illustrate the state of these reefs and highlight their vulnerability to threats caused by human activities, which have already destroyed or affected a large number of cold-water coral reefs.


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2004
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National Solid Waste Management Strategy for Zambia
Environmental Council of Zambia

This National Solid Waste Management Strategy (NSWMS) is a vital document that proposes integrated approaches to addressing the problem of poor solid waste management, which has had over the years far reaching effects on both human health and also the environment. It is important to note that this strategy will focus on solid waste management but it will however include such wastes as used oils and sewer sludge which may not necessarily be solid.


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2004
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Cloud forest agenda
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides the first global maps of cloud forests, a regional analysis of the threats facing these forests and information on their biodiversity and watershed importance. Cloud Forest Agenda was compiled by the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) as a product of the Mountain Cloud Forest Initiative, which is a partnership between UNEP-WCMC, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme and International Hydrological Programme (IHP), and the Commission on Ecosystem Management of the IUCN-The World Conservation Union.


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Barents Sea - GIWA Regional Assessment 11
United Nations Environment Programme, GIWA

This report presents the results of the UNEP/GIWA assessment for the Barents Sea region.


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2004
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Global International Waters Assessment: Arctic Greenland, East Greenland Shelf, West Greenland Shelf, GIWA Regional Assessment 1b, 15, 16
United Nations Environment Programme, GEF, University of Kalmar, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, UCC-Water, NERI-Denmark

Globally, people are becoming increasingly aware of the degradation of the world's water bodies. The need for a holistic assessment of transboundary waters in order to respond to growing public concern and provide advice to governments and decision makers regarding management of aquatic resources has been recognised by several international bodies focusing on global environment. To compile a global overview, the Global International Water Assessment (GIWA) has been implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in conjunction with the University of Kalmar, Sweden (www.giwa.net).


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2004

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