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UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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Works: 98 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 2,174 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Directories  Maps  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: QH313, 333.9511
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Most widely held works about UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
 
Most widely held works by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
World atlas of great apes and their conservation( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This atlas provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about all six species of great apes - chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, eastern gorilla, and western gorilla. Created in association with the United Nations Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP), this book gives a thorough background on behavior and ecology for each species, including detailed habitat requirements, the apes' ecological role, and the possible consequences of their decline. World Atlas of Great Apes also offers a full description of the threats, current conservation efforts, and additional protection needed for each species across its entire range. Many full-color maps and illustrations make the abundance of information accessible to a broad readership, from specialists and policymakers to general readers concerned about the survival of these charismatic primates."--Jacket
Global biodiversity : status of the earth's living resources : a report by Brian Groombridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Biodiversity is the most comprehensive compendium of conservation information ever published. It provides the first systematic report on the status, distribution, management, and utilisation of the planet's biological wealth
The natural fix? : the role of ecosystems in climate mitigation : a UNEP rapid response assessment by Kate Trumper( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report describes the contribution that ecosystems can make in efforts to cut very large emissions of greenhouse gases that are needed if we are to avoid the worst effects of global climate change. Vigorous efforts are needed to decrease carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere and doing so will be impossible without addressing carbon losses from ecosystems such as forests and peatlands. Managing ecosystems for carbon can not only reduce carbon emissions; it can also actively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Restoring some of the large amounts of carbon lost from agricultural soils and drylands has the greatest potential here.--Publisher's description
Protected areas and biodiversity : an overview of key issues by K Mulongoy( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synthesizes key aspects in the development of protected areas, the level of international commitment and the relationship of protected areas to sustainable development, and reviews critical issues related to their effectiveness. Compiled by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and UNEP-WCMC as an input to the Seventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD
Marine and coastal ecosystems and human well-being : synthesis by Nazioni Unite( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report synthesizes findings from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment's global and sub-global assessments on biodiversity and human well-being. It states that an unprecedented effort would be needed to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss at all levels by 2010. This current synthesis differs from the two reports released on March 30, 2005 in that they looked at the issue broadly and in general terms. This current report focuses on the biodiversity aspects of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.--Publisher's description
Cold-water coral reefs : out of sight, no longer out of mind( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report presents comprehensive and up-to-date information and data on marine cold-water coral reefs from around the world. Cold Water Coral Reefs: Out of Sight - No Longer Out of Mind aims to provide policy makers with the information required to take concerted action in the conservation, protection and sustainable management of these beautiful, largely unexplored and fragile coral reefs."--Publisher website
In the front line : shoreline protection and other ecosystem services from mangroves and coral reefs by Sue Wells( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this publication is to help decision makers and policy makers around the world understand the importance of coastal habitats to humans, using coral reefs and mangroves as an example. It looks at the role of these ecosystems in protecting the coast, and takes into account new studies of this complex topic triggered by the tsunami and tropical storms. This publication also addresses the huge range of other benefits provided by these ecosystems and the role that they play in coastal development and in restoring and maintaining the livelihoods of those who have suffered from extreme events whether natural or induced by human activity"--Introduction, page 4
2003 United Nations list of protected areas by Simon Blyth( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global biodiversity outlook 2 by Secrétariat de la Convention sur la diversité biologique( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Checklist of CITES species and annotated CITES appendices and reservations : a reference to the appendices to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Checklist of CITES species provides the official alphabetical list of CITES species, their scientific synonyms, their common names in English, French and Spanish (to the extent that these were available to the compilers), an indication of the Appendix in which they are listed, and the Annotated CITES Appendices and reservations. The latter provides the original listing date of all taxa (orders, families, genera, species, subspecies) and populations specifically named in the current or past Appendices. It also indicates all reservations ever made by Parties, with the dates on which they entered into force and, in the case of past reservations, the dates on which they were withdrawn. This book should be particularly useful to CITES Management and Scientific Authorities, Customs officials and all others involved in implementing and enforcing the Convention
From ocean to aquarium : the global trade in marine ornamental species( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report takes a clear objective look at the multi million dollar international industry of catching (on distant coral reefs), packaging, transporting and selling the beautiful tropical fish (including clown fish) which give such pleasure when they are on display in aquariums. However, there are problems with the trade which have to be addressed such as unsustainable collection techniques and poor husbandry practices. Conservation priorities and management recommendations are made in this report by linking trade data to what is known about the life histories of the target organisms
Checklist of CITES species 2008 [and] Annotated CITES appendices and reservations( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This CD-ROM provides a checklist of the fauna and the flora listed in Appendices I, II and III of CITES valid from 1 July 2008. It also includes the Annotated CITES Appendices and reservations
Cloud forest agenda( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cloud Forest Agenda report is designed to stimulate new initiatives and partnerships for the conservation and restoration of tropical montane cloud forests around the world
Environment on the edge( )

in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bamboo biodiversity : Africa, Madagascar and the Americas by Nadia Bystriakova( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study used an innovative approach to map potential current distributions of nearly 400 individual bamboo species that occur naturally within the remaining forests of Africa, Madagascar and the Americas. The maps were also combined to generate regional maps showing potential species and generic richness. By quantifying the area of forest cover remaining within each species' range, this analysis shows that over half the species studied are potentially threatened by the destruction of natural forest cover. The situation is particularly alarming in Madagascar, where the woody bamboos are all endemic and 75 per cent of them have only very small amounts of forest remaining within their ranges. Conservation and sustainable management of wild populations of bamboo should be a priority in all three regions, especially where diversity is high or deforestation is a significant threat. This report contributes to implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, which aims to halt the current and continuing loss of plant diversity
World database on protected areas( )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Database on Protected Areas is a foundation dataset for conservation decision making. It contains crucial information from national governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, international biodiversity convention secretariats and many others. It is used for ecological gap analysis, environmental impact analysis and is increasingly used for private sector decision-making
Using spatial information to support decisions on safeguards and multiple benefits for REDD+ in Tanzania by Lisen Runsten( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"REDD+ has the potential to contribute to achieving more policy goals than climate mitigation alone. In Tanzania, REDD+ is expected to deliver multiple benefits, whose nature and extent will depend on the location and type of REDD+ activity implemented. These benefits include sustainable use of forest resources, biodiversity conservation, poverty alleviation, maintenance of forest dependent communities' rights, and improved community livelihoods. The REDD+ safeguards agreed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change are intended to guide REDD+ implementation to avoid adverse effects to people and the environment, and to ensure multiple benefits. During the last years, the Tanzanian Forest Service has produced a unique set of forest, socioeconomic and governance related data and maps from 32 000 field inventory plots and interviews with 3500 households and 1100 key informants, which among other sources of data have been used for the production of analysis and maps in this publication. Maps can help to increase understanding of the spatial distribution of such potential benefits, and support decision-making on where and how REDD+ might be implemented. The maps presented in this brochure were developed to support Tanzania's implementation of the REDD+ safeguards, and planning for multiple benefits from REDD+. Themes include natural forest, biodiversity, ecosystem services, drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and potential zones for implementation of REDD+ activities."--Publisher's description
Mangroves of western and Central Africa by Emily Corcoran( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth observation for biodiversity monitoring : a review of current approaches and future opportunities for tracking progress towards the Aichi biodiversity targets by Cristina Secades( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best policy guidance for the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services in standards by Sharon Brooks( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is growing recognition of the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services to sustainable development, whereby unsustainable activities that cause a loss of biodiversity and degradation of natural ecosystems and the services that they provide are expected to have severe consequences for human well-being and economic development. In response, biodiversity and, to some extent, ecosystem service safeguards are becoming a common feature of standards systems that aim to achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability of economic activities. ... Building on the recommendations provided in the CBD Technical Series #63 review and discussed at a multi-stakeholder workshop, this best policy guidance document aims to facilitate further improvements in standards systems with regard to biodiversity and ecosystem service safeguards. It provides an overview of some of the key issues and approaches related to biodiversity management that can be considered by standard setting bodies in the development of their policies"--
 
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World atlas of great apes and their conservation
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controlled identityWorld Conservation Monitoring Centre

Centre de surveillance de la conservation de la nature (United Nations Environment Programme)

UNEP-WCMC

UNEP-WCMC, Centre de surveillance de la conservation de la nature

United Nations Environment Programme. Centre de surveillance de la conservation de la nature

United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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Global biodiversity : status of the earth's living resources : a reportThe natural fix? : the role of ecosystems in climate mitigation : a UNEP rapid response assessmentProtected areas and biodiversity : an overview of key issuesMarine and coastal ecosystems and human well-being : synthesisCold-water coral reefs : out of sight, no longer out of mindChecklist of CITES species 2008 [and] Annotated CITES appendices and reservationsCloud forest agenda