Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
A Manual for Assessment Practitioners

Neville Ash, Hernán Blanco, Keisha Garcia, Thomas Tomich, Bhaskar Vira, Monika Zurek, and Claire Brown

Designed by a partnership of UN agencies, international scientific organizations, and development agencies, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is the most extensive study ever of the linkages between the world’s ecosystems and human...

288 pages
7 x 10
34 illustrations

Legal Frameworks for REDD
Design & Implementation at the National Level

This publication identifies and analyzes critical issues in the formulation and implementation of national and sub-national legal frameworks for REDD activities. It is based on substantive findings from four national case studies (Brazil,...

197 pages
6.8 x 9.5

Beyond Naturalness
Rethinking Park and Wilderness Stewardship in an Era of Rapid Change

The central concept guiding the management of parks and wilderness over the past century has been “naturalness”—to a large extent the explicit purpose in establishing these special areas was to keep them in their “natural...

304 pages
6 x 9
17 illustrations

Mediterranean pelagic habitat
Oceanographic and Biological Processes, An Overview

Maurizio Würtz

This report is currently available in an electronic format only. To view the report and others published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), please visit IUCN's website.  The...

88 pages
11.6 x 8

State of the Wild 2010-2011
A Global Portrait

Edited by Eva Fearn; Foreword by Ward Woods

State of the Wild is a biennial series that brings together international conservation experts and writers to discuss emerging issues in the conservation of wildlife and wild places. Each volume in the series combines evocative writings with a...

264 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 175 photos, 3 illustrations

Modeling the Environment, Second Edition

Modeling the Environment was the first textbook in an emerging field—the modeling techniques that allow managers and researchers to see in advance the consequences of actions and policies in environmental management. This new edition...

488 pages
7 x 10
324 illustrations

Foundations of Ecological Resilience

Ecological resilience provides a theoretical foundation for understanding how complex systems adapt to and recover from localized disturbances like hurricanes, fires, pest outbreaks, and floods, as well as large-scale perturbations such as...

496 pages
6 x 9
80 illustrations

Wildlife in a Changing World
An Analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Edited by Jean-Christophe Vie, Craig Hilton-Taylor, and Simon N. Stuart

Wildlife in a Changing World presents an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Beginning with an explanation of the IUCN Red List as a key conservation tool, it goes on to discuss the state of the world’s species...

155 pages
8.2 x 11.5

Shared Resources
Issues of Governance

Sharelle Hart

This publication examines the characteristics of successful transboundary resource management. Various cases of different shared resources, from water to fish to air, are described and their strengths and weaknesses analyzed. Successful...

250 pages
6.40 x 9.40

Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes

Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes brings a century of scientific research to bear on improving the relationship between people and fire.


In recent years, some scientists have argued that current patterns of fire...

628 pages
7 x 10
129 photos and illustrations


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