Coral Reefs

Sriyanie Miththapala

Corals are a vital component of marine ecosystems. They provide food and protection for a huge variety of fish and marine life; are crucial to sustaining livelihoods among coastal populations; and a key mechanism for ensuring the protection of...


8 x 5.6

Ecosystem approach
Learning from experience

Edited by Gill Shepherd

This book follows applications of the Ecosystem Approach over a 5-10 year period in five locations. Key findings include the vital importance of a full stakeholder analysis, of market analysis and of the promotion of institutional evolution.

190 pages
6 x 9

Governance for Sustainability
Issues, Challenges, Successes

Klaus Bosselmann, Ron Engel, and Prue Taylor

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.    Governance...

260 pages
6.8 x 9.5

Status of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean sea

Ameer Abdulla, Marina Gomei, Elodie Maison, and Catherine Piante

The main aim of this report is to assess progress towards a network of ecologically representative and effectively managed MPAs that meets international obligations for conservation of the Mediterranean Sea. Specifically, results of this survey...

152 pages
11.6 x 8.3

Protected Areas and Spirituality
Proceedings of the First Workshop of the Delos Initiative

Edited by Josep-Maria Mallarach and Thymio Papayannis

The Delos Initiative focuses on the sacred natural sites in developed countries throughout the world. Its main purpose is to help in maintaining both the sanctity and the biodiversity of these sites, through the understanding of the complex...

327 pages
5.75 x 8.25

Best practice guidelines for the re-introduction of great apes

Edited by Michelle Rodrigues, Steve Unwin, Dominic Travis, Tara Stoinski, Benjamin Beck, and Kristina Walkup

Re-introduction is one tool for conserving great apes and their natural habitats. These guidelines adapt other IUCN documents to pertain specifically to the re-introduction of great apes.

48 pages
8 x 11.5

Beyond Access
Exploring Implementation of the Fair and Equitable Sharing Commitment in the CBD

Morten Walloe, Tomme Young, Environmental Law Centre, and Fridtjof Nansen Institute

Fewer than 11% of CBD Parties have adopted substantive ABS law, and nearly all of these are developing countries, focusing almost entirely on the 'access' side of the equation. Most of the CBD's specific ABS obligations, however,...

148 pages
8.25 x 11.75

A Moving Target
Genetic Resources and Options for Tracking and Monitoring their International Flows

Manuel Ruiz Miller, Isabel Lapena, Environmental Law Centre, and German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Current discussions over the "Certificate of Origin, Source and Legal Provenance" include the legal and practical implications associated with tracking the flow of genetic resources. Knowing what is where, how it got there, and whether conditions...

124 pages
8.25 x 11.75

Identification and Gap Analysis of Key Biodiversity Areas
Targets for Comprehensive Protected Area Systems

Penny F. Langhammer, Mohamed I. Bakarr, Leon Bennun, and Thomas M. Brooks

Important Bird Areas and Important Plant Areas have already been identified in more than 170 countries. The Key Biodiversity Areas approach builds on the work done to date, in order to provide practical guidance to governments in identifying...

116 pages
8.25 x 11.75

Overview of the conservation status of cartilaginous fishes (Chrondrichthyans) in the Mediterranean Sea

With the highest percentage of threatened sharks and rays in the world, the Mediterranean region is in need of regional planning and policy development for the conservation and sustainable management of chondrichthyan fishes. This third report in...

42 pages
11.4 x 8

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