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World resources, 2000-2001 : people and ecosystems, the fraying web of life.

Author: World Resources Institute.; United Nations Environment Programme.; United Nations Development Programme.; World Bank.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Resources Institute, ©2000.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: World Resources Institute.; United Nations Environment Programme.; United Nations Development Programme.; World Bank.
ISBN: 1569734437 9781569734438
OCLC Number: 48263567
Notes: "United Nations Development programme, United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank, World Resources Institute."
Description: ix, 389 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Ch.1 Linking people and ecosystems : How viable are earth's ecosystems? --
Losing the link? --
Adopting a human perspective --
Sources of wealth and well-being --
Direct and indirect benefits --
Managing ecosystems : trade-offs and costs --
How are ecosystems degraded? --
What drives ecosystems? --
Who owns ecosystems? --
Managing for ecosystem health --
Ch.2 Taking stock of ecosystems : A unique approach --
A global synthesis of current information --
The "big picture," but with limitations --
PAGE findings : what shape are the world's ecosystems in? --
The bottom line --
Agroecosystems : Characterizing ecosystems ; Assessing goods and services --
Coastal ecosystems : Extent and modification ; Assessing goods and services --
Forest ecosystems : Extent and modification ; Assessing goods and services --
Freshwater systems : Extent and modification ; Assessing goods and services --
Grasslands ecosystems : Extent and modification ; Assessing goods and services --
Appendix : Mountain ecosystems ; Polar ecosystems ; Urban ecosystems --
Ch.3 Living in ecosystems : Agroecosystems : Regaining the high ground, reviving the hillsides of Machakos, Kenya ; Cuba's agricultural revolution : a return to oxen and organics --
Coastal ecosystems : Replumbing the everglades : large-scale wetlands restoration in South Florida ; Managing Mankòtè mangrove ; Bolinao rallies around its reef --
Forest ecosystems : Up from the roots, regenerating Dhani Forest through community action --
Freshwater systems : Working for water, working for human welfare in South Africa ; Managing the Mekong River : will a regional approach work? ; New York City's watershed protection plan --
Grassland ecosystems : Sustaining the Steppe, the future of Mongolia's grasslands --
Ch.4 Adopting an ecosystem approach : What should we do to adopt an ecosystem approach? --
What does the future hold? --
A millennium ecosystem assessment --
What better time than now?

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