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International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

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Works: 2,100 works in 3,134 publications in 4 languages and 50,995 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Conference papers and proceedings  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works  History  Periodicals  Classification 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: QH75, 333.95
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The conservation atlas of tropical forests by C. S Harcourt( Map )
16 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 2,179 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 )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
Along the shores of Lake Ontario, over 90 percent of wetlands in the area have been sacrificed to other land use needs. In the lower Mississippi valley, the floodplain forested wetlands, which once covered 39,000 square miles, now cover only 7,000 (the rest of the area was cleared to provide land for agriculture). For centuries, these marshes, floodplains, lagoons, deltas, and other wetland systems of the world have been perceived as wasteland, obstacles to the overriding need for agricultural and urban development. Yet wetlands are in fact home to a rich diversity of plant and animal life; their destruction has brought to the verge of extinction dozens of species of birds and other wildlife that flourish in these regions, as well as threatened the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who rely on the wetlands' resources for their very survival. Now, in Wetlands in Danger comes the most comprehensive coverage of these precious natural reserves--the dangers they face, and what we must do to preserve what remains of them. This lavishly illustrated volume explores areas ranging from the extensive Prairie Pothole region of North America, to the floodplains of the inner Niger Delta, to the vast mangrove stands of South Asia. We see the remarkable animals that have adapted to life in the wetlands. The African lungfish, for instance, during periods of desiccation, not only has the ability to breathe air, but, burrowed in the mud, can slow its metabolic rate to conserve energy until the water rises again. And the crocodile, using its powerful jaws to trap its prey, can lose and replace 3000 teeth in its lifetime
Nature's last strongholds by Robert Burton( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,044 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
Conserving the world's biological diversity by Jeffrey A McNeely( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,030 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
State of the ark by Lee Durrell( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 900 libraries worldwide
Grade level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, e, i, s, t
Global biodiversity : status of the earth's living resources : a report by Brian Groombridge( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 760 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 721 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
The Random House atlas of the oceans ( Map )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of endangered species ( Book )
2 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
Sahara Desert by J. L Cloudsley-Thompson( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Global biodiversity strategy : guidelines for action to save, study, and use earth's biotic wealth sustainably and equitably by World Resources Institute( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
Umweltschutz/Naturschutz, Ökologie
Caring for the earth : by Robert Prescott-Allen( Book )
24 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 577 libraries worldwide
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From care to action : making a sustainable world by Martin W Holdgate( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Amazonia by Ghillean T Prance( Book )
5 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 libraries worldwide
The physical setting; The biology; The human impact
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 )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Papers are arranged under 16 chapter headings. Includes papers on conserving areas in the arctic and antarctic
Masterworks of man & nature : preserving our world heritage ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 514 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
Madagascar ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 490 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
International wildlife law : an analysis of international treaties concerned with the conservation of wildlife by Simon Lyster( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Description of the international law protecting wildlife. Covers the international conventions on whaling, seals and polar bears, birds, vicuna, antarctic marine living resources, wildlife refuges and protection of habitats, etc. Gives the text of twelve of the most important conventions.--[source unknown]
Bears, their biology and management papers and proceedings of the International Conference on Bear Research and Management by International Conference on Bear Research and Management( file )
in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
The green web : a union for world conservation by Martin W Holdgate( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 207 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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