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World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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Works: 330 works in 611 publications in 2 languages and 9,150 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Juvenile works  Reference works  Atlases  Periodicals  Directories  Guidebooks  Registers (Lists) 
Roles: Other, Compiler, Publisher
Classifications: G1046.L4, 577.7890223
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Nature in danger : threatened habitats and species by Noel Simon( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Nature in Danger, conservation expert Noel Simon offers a detailed picture of the many threats to the natural world, and reveals what we can do to protect the environment from overexploitation. This illustrated and informative volume takes us on a journey to some of the world's most striking climes, from the Okavango Delta to the Tibetan Plateau, and from African savannas to the island of Tristan da Cunha. Simon examines the many varieties of rainforest, from Brazilian Amazonia to the forests of Zaire; wetlands as diverse as the Florida Everglades, the Mekong delta, and the Aral Sea; grasslands from the North American prairies to the Eurasian steppe; mountain ranges from the Rockies and the Andes to the Himalayas and the Alps; reefs and islands such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos Archipelago, Madagascar, and Hawaii; the world's great deserts; and Antarctica. He describes the flora and fauna of each place he visits, traces the history of human exploitation right up to the present, and outlines ways in which these threats can be met. In addition, the book offers a special section on endangered species, highlighting the perilous circumstances of orangutans, blue whales, the African elephant, the giant panda, and many other animals and plants. Simon describes each species, tells how many remain extant, and outlines what we are doing to save them. Finally, the book includes a glossary of terms, a directory of species names, a bibliography, and an index
Global biodiversity : status of the earth's living resources : a report by Brian Groombridge( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 824 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
World atlas of biodiversity : earth's living resources in the 21st century by Brian Groombridge( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A web site from the United Nations Environment Programmes World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC). Like other GIS-based programs, the features of this Web site can be useful in demonstrating spatial patterns of environmental problems. Users can choose from dozens of map layers (derived from biodiversity and related data) to superimpose on geographical maps of the planet on a global, regional, or even local scale. Manipulating the maps is relatively straightforward. For example, to explore the correlation between human population density and bird extinctions in North America, drag a box around the continent, select Human Population Density and Bird Extinctions from the map layer mother features. Users should note that the graphics can make this site very slow to load, and no maps are currently available for the categories Diversity of Organisms and Biodiversity Through Time
Endangered birds!( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides descriptions of physical characteristics and habits of some of the most at-risk birds in the world, with explanations of why they are endangered and what can be done to protect them
Endangered mammals!( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides descriptions of physical characteristics and habits of some of the most at-risk mammals in the world, with explanations of why they are endangered and how they can be protected
Endangered environments!( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines twelve different biomes around the world and some of the threats they face
World atlas of coral reefs by Mark Spalding( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides photographs and text to discuss the geographic distribution and conservation status of coral reefs in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific
World atlas of biodiversity : Earth's living resources in the 21st century by Brian Groombridge( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Checklist of CITES species : a reference to the Appendices to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora by World Conservation Monitoring Centre( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolphins, porpoises, and whales of the world : the IUCN red data book by M Klinowska( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IUCN red list of threatened animals( )

in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protected areas of the world : a review of national systems by IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lemurs of Madagascar and the Comoros : the IUCN red data book by Caroline Harcourt( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conservation atlas of tropical forests by C. S Harcourt( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's forests are being depleted at a faster rate than of any other continent. A major increase in the population growth rate began after World War II and it is now running at an annual rate of 2.9 per cent, resulting in massive demands for agricultural land, water, fuelwood and other products. There is no simple answer to environmental degradation and forest conservation must be part of a broader process of managing the landscape. Here to address this topic is the new Conservation Atlas of Tropical Forests: Africa, the first authoritative reference work on this subject. The second in a series this Conservation Atlas follows the format of the acclaimed Conservation Atlas of Tropical Forests: Asia and the Pacific (1991). Part I describes the issues, history of forests and climate, biological diversity, conservation of large mammals, and the peoples of the forests. Included are discussions of the links between population, environment and agriculture, the timber trade, protected areas system and the future for Africa's forests. Part II of the Atlas is a country by country survey of the forests of Africa. Stunning four-color maps, in a 9 x 12 format, have been compiled from satellite and radar imagery, aerial photography, and the latest information provided by forestry departments and development agencies. Both maps and text have been prepared and reviewed by a broad spectrum of specialists. The Atlas also includes four-color photographs and sketch maps. They represent the best visual portfolio available of Africa's forests today. For anyone interested in environmental issues, geography, forestry, development, economics, and the African region, this Atlas will be an essential resource
The Guinness guide to nature in danger by Noel Simon( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1997 IUCN red list of threatened plants by World Conservation Monitoring Centre( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1994 IUCN red list of threatened animals( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lijst van soorten die bedreigd worden met uitsterven en soorten die zeer schaars voorkomen in het wild
Guidelines for protected area management categories = Lignes directrices pour les catégories de gestion des aires protégées = Directrices para las categorías de manejo de areas protegidas by IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette publication présente les lignes directrices permettant la compréhension des différentes catégories d'aires protégées (exemples de sites par catégories)
1996 IUCN red list of threatened animals by Jonathan Baillie( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nature in danger : threatened habitats and species
Alternative Names

controlled identityUNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Centre de Surveillance Continue de la Conservation Mondiale de la Nature

centre de surveillance de la conservation de la nature

Centre mondial de surveillance continue de la conservation de la nature.

Centro de Monitoramento da Conservaăo Mundial.

Centro de Monitoreo de la Conservacin del Ambiente

Centro de Monitoreo de la Conservacin Mundial

Centro mundial de monitoreo de la conservacin

Centro Mundial de Vigilancia de la Conservacin

Fonds mondial pour la nature Centre mondial de surveillance continue de la conservation de la nature

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Monda Konserveja Observa Centro

Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement Centre mondial de surveillance continue de la conservation

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

United Nations World Conservation Monitoring Centre

WCMC

WCMC (World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge)

World Conservation Monitoring Centre (Cambridge)

World Conservation Monitoring Centre organization

World Conservation Union World Conservation Monitoring Centre

World-Wide Fund for Nature World Conservation Monitoring Centre

世界保护监测中心

世界自然保全モニタリングセンター

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English (130)

Spanish (1)

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Global biodiversity : status of the earth's living resources : a reportWorld atlas of biodiversity : earth's living resources in the 21st centuryEndangered environments!World atlas of coral reefsWorld atlas of biodiversity : Earth's living resources in the 21st century1997 IUCN red list of threatened plants1996 IUCN red list of threatened animals