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International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

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Works: 2,680 works in 4,614 publications in 4 languages and 53,646 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Encyclopedias  Directories  History  Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  Atlases 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Contributor, Author, isb
Classifications: QH75, 333.95
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Publications about International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Publications by International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
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Most widely held works by International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
The conservation atlas of tropical forests ( Map )
20 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,527 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
Wetlands in danger : a world conservation atlas ( Map )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,266 libraries worldwide
We meet the people who have come to depend on the resources of the wetlands for their livelihood: the fisher-people of the Sudd, who live on mounds that have been built up from natural detritus over the years; the Imraguen fishermen who, using long poles to beat on the water of Africa's Banc d'Arguin, attract dolphin that drive mullet inshore and into their nets; and the Ma'dan (Marsh Arabs) of Iraq, who have lived in the marshes for over 5000 years, isolated from the rest of Iraq by the extensive wetlands. (Using the expansive reed beds of the area, the Ma'dan have constructed artificial island houses that float on the lakes.) Wetlands also takes a look at the impact of wetlands loss on the people of these regions. By carefully monitoring threatened wetland regions, the IUCN (World Conservation Union) has revealed how the short-term gains of intensive agriculture, hydroelectricity, or other development projects may lead to the permanent loss of wetlands and their resources, and may destroy the livelihood of those people who depend on wetlands for pasture during dry season, and for their local fisheries. A multitude of up-to-date, full-color maps cover the wetlands region by region, providing information on the various types of wetland systems, wildlife, and vegetation in each area, and charting the course of conversion and degradation. Written in conjunction with the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Wetlands is not only a breathtaking view of the treasures of these plentiful areas, but a compelling call to reevaluate how our actions can affect the delicate ecological balance in these important regions
Conserving the world's biological diversity by Jeffrey A McNeely( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
Biological diversity: what it is a and why it is important; The values of biological diversity; How and why biological resources are threatened; Approaches to conserving biological diversity; The information required to conserve biological diversity; Establishing priorities for conserving biological diversity; The role of strategies and action plans in promoting conservation of biological diversity; How to pay for coserving biological diversity; Enlisting new partners for conservation of biological diversity
Nature's last strongholds by Robert Burton( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Czech and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
Reviews the location of the last natural refuges around the world and evaluates the steps that are being taken to conserve the world's ecosystem
State of the ark by Lee Durrell( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Grade level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, e, i, s, t
Masterworks of man & nature : preserving our world heritage ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Volume, organized by geographic location, which illustrates the ways in which our cultural heritage is tied to the Earth's natural heritage. Examines the ways in which our actions today determine our future
Global biodiversity : status of the earth's living resources : a report by Brian Groombridge( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 752 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
Ecological principles for economic development by Raymond Fredric Dasmann( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
Written from the point of view of an ecologist for the use of those concerned with development, with particular emphasis on ecosystems currently under heavy development pressure
Encyclopedia of endangered species ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
An encyclopedia of endangered species organized by geographical region, subdivided into classes, orders, and families
The Random House atlas of the oceans ( Map )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 652 libraries worldwide
The conservation atlas of tropical forests by Caroline Harcourt( Map )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
The threats of the rainforests of tropical America have been at the centre of international environmental concerns now for a couple of decades. This atlas highlights the continuing extent of scientific uncertainty over the critical issues that will determine the future use and conservation of the forests
Sahara Desert by J. L Cloudsley-Thompson( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Caring for the earth by D. A. (Editor) Munro( Book )
42 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 613 libraries worldwide
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Global biodiversity strategy : guidelines for action to save, study, and use earth's biotic wealth sustainably and equitably by World Resources Institute( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Umweltschutz/Naturschutz, Ökologie
From care to action : making a sustainable world by Martin W Holdgate( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
World directory of environmental organizations : a handbook of national and international organizations and programs--governmental and non-governmental--concerned with protecting the earth's resources by Thaddeus C Trzyna( Book )
20 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
This is a comprehensive guide to organisations worldwide concerned with conservation and natural resources. It features descriptions of over 2600 organisations in over 200 countries and profiles of over 170 agencies and UN programmes
National parks, conservation, and development : the role of protected areas in sustaining society : proceedings of the World Congress on National Parks, Bali, Indonesia, 11-22 October 1982 by World Congress on National Parks( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Papers are arranged under 16 chapter headings. Includes papers on conserving areas in the arctic and antarctic
Amazonia by Ghillean T Prance( Book )
5 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 libraries worldwide
The physical setting; The biology; The human impact
Madagascar ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 libraries worldwide
In the forests of Madagascar, about nine-tenths of the plant and animal species are unique to the island. Their natural habitats range from true rainforest to the lunar landscape of the spiny desert, and the natural rock-gardens of the mountain tops. Madagascar is no oceanic island, but a fragment of continent a thousand miles long, wrenched loose from the side of Africa. In this Lost World, plants and animals have become a living museum of evolution. Aepornis, the largest bird which ever lived, became extinct on Madagascar in the last few hundred years. Many more Malagasy species are now
The green web : a union for world conservation by Martin W Holdgate( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
A full, authorised history of the World Conservation Union, this text draws on unpublished archives revealing the often turbulent story of the IUCN, its achievements and enormous influence on conservation and environmental policy worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity International Office for the Protection of Nature

controlled identity International Union for the Protection of Nature

controlled identity IUCN--The World Conservation Union

Āī. Yū. Sī. Ena.--Viśva Saṃrakshaṇa Saṅgha
Alliance mondiale pour la nature
Hiệp hội Bảo tò̂n Thiên nhiên Quó̂c té̂
I.U.C.N.
ICUN
Interationale Union zur Erhaltung der Natur und der Natürlichen Hilfsquellen
International union for conservation of nature
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
International union for conservation of nature and natural resources-World conservation union
International Union for the Conservation of Natural Resources
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (1956-1990)
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resou
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
International union for the protection of the nature
International Union of Conservation of Nature
Internationale Unie voor het Natuurbehoud
Internationale Union für den Schutz der Natur und der Natürlichen Hilfsquellen
Internationale Union für die Erhaltung der Natur und der Natürlichen Hilfsquellen
Internationale Union Zur Erhaltung der Natur and der Natuerlichen Hilfsquellen
Internationale Union zur Erhaltung der Natur und der Natürlichen Hilfsquellen
Internationale Union zur Erhaltung der Natur und der Natürlichen Lebensräume
Internationale Vereinigung zur Erhaltung der Natur und ihrer Hilfsquellen
IUCN
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)
IUCN--the World Conservation Union
Kokusai Shizen Hogo Rengo
Meždunarodnyj Sojuz Ochrany Prirody i Prirodnych Resursov
Mezhdunarodnyĭ soi︠u︡z okhrany prirody
Mezhdunarodnyĭ soi︠u︡z okhrany prirody i prirodnykh resursov
Mezinárodní svaz pro ochranu přírody a přírodních zdrojů
Międzynarodowa Unia Ochrony Przyrody i Zasobów Naturalnych.
Miz︠h︡narodnai︠a︡ spilka okhorony pryrody
Miz︠h︡narodnyĭ soi︠u︡z okhorony pryrody
MSOP
Svetová únia ochrany prírody
Světový svaz pro ochranu přírody a přírodních zdrojů
Tỏ̂ chức bảo tò̂n thiên nhiên quó̂c té̂
U.I.C.N.
UICN
UICN (Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature et de ses ressources)
União Internacional para a Conservação da Natureza
União internacional para a conservação de natureza e dos recursos naturais
União Mundial para a Conservação
União Mundial para a Natureza
Unión internacional para la conservacion de la naturaleza y de los recursos naturales-Unión mondial para la naturaleza
Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza y los Recursos Naturales
Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza y sus Recursos
Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature
Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature et de ses ressources
Union internationale pour la protection de la nature
Union mondiale pour la conservation de la nature et de ses ressources-Union mondiale pour la nature
Union mondiale pour la nature
Unión Mundial para la Conservación de la Naturaleza y de los Recursos Naturales
Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza
Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Unione internazionale per la conservazione della natura e delle sue risorse
World conservation union
World Union for the Conservation of Nature
コクサイ シゼン ホゴ レンゴウ
世界自然保護連合
国際自然保護連合
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Spanish (10)
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