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UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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Works: 105 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 2,155 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Directories  Conference proceedings  Maps 
Classifications: QL737.P96, 599.88
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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 673 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."--BOOK JACKET
Global biodiversity : earth's living resources in the 21st century by Brian Groombridge( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 117 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 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 87 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
Cold-water coral reefs : out of sight, no longer out of mind ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 86 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
Marine and coastal ecosystems and human well-being : synthesis by Nazioni Unite( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 83 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
2003 United Nations list of protected areas by Simon Blyth( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the front line : shoreline protection and other ecosystem services from mangroves and coral reefs by United Nations Environment Programme( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 68 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
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
From ocean to aquarium : the global trade in marine ornamental species ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the total value of the marine ornamental trade amounting to as much as US$330 million a year and an estimated 2 million people worldwide keeping marine aquaria, the industry plays a significant role in both source and destination countries. Tropical coral reefs are the most important source of specimens for the aquarium trade - mainly fish, including seahorses, the corals themselves, and others such as anemones, starfish and giant clams. Almost all marine aquarium species are taken from the wild, with few examples of captive breeding. Most originate from Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. From Ocean to Aquarium presents a brief overview of how the trade functions and the impacts it has on coral reefs, as well as on the human communities that derive an income from trading in marine ornamental species. It is with this in mind that organizations are working together to ensure the future for coral reefs, their animals and the aquarium trade
United Nations list of protected areas ( )
in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Bamboo biodiversity : Africa, Madagascar and the Americas by Nadia Bystriakova( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 26 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
Cloud forest agenda ( Book )
2 editions published in 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
Earth observation for biodiversity monitoring : a review of current approaches and future opportunities for tracking progress towards the Aichi biodiversity targets by Cristina Secades( )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
UNEP-WCMC biodiversity series by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre( )
in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World database on protected areas ( )
in English and held by 18 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
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
 
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controlled identity World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Centre de surveillance de la conservation de la nature (United Nations Environment Programme)
Fonds mondial pour la nature Centre mondial de surveillance continue de la conservation
IUCN conservation monitoring centre
Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement Centre mondial de surveillance continue de la conservation
UNEP-WCMC
UNEP-WCMC, Centre de surveillance de la conservation de la nature
UNEP World conservation monitoring centre
Union mondiale pour la nature Centre mondial de surveillance continue de la conservation
United Nations Environment Programme. Centre de surveillance de la conservation de la nature
United Nations Environment Programme. World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WCMC
World conservation monitoring centre
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