Adapting to Global Change
Mediterranean Forests
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. This book, in...

253 pages
6.5 x 9.2

Seagrasses and Sand Dunes

Sriyanie Miththapala

Seagrass meadows and sand dunes are lesser known coastal ecosystems that are located landward from coral reefs and sometimes seaward from mangroves. (At other times mangroves lie between seagrasses and sand dunes.) These ecosystems are also...

36 pages
7.9 x 5.6

Managing seagrasses for resilience to climate change

Mats Björk, Fred Short, Elizabeth McLeod, and Sven Beer

Seagrasses are flowering plants that thrive in shallow oceanic and estuarine waters around the world. Although there are only about 60 species of seagrasses worldwide, these plants play an important role in many shallow, near-shore, marine...

55 pages
8 x 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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