Ecosystems, Livelihoods, and Disasters
An Integrated Approach to Disaster Risk Management

Karen Sudmeier-Rieux, Hillary Masundire, Ali Rizvi, Simon Rietbergen, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and CARE International

Vulnerability to natural disasters continues to increase, severely compromising the achievement of poverty alleviation goals in many developing countries. A more effective approach is needed to reduce the impacts of these disasters. This...

57 pages
8.5 x 11

Security considerations in the planning and management of transboundary conservation areas

Leo Braack, Trevor Sandwith, David Peddle, and Thomas Petermann

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.     Sometimes...

73 pages
8.2 x 11.8

Green belt of Europe
From Vision to Reality

Andrew Terry, Karin Ullrich, and Uwe Riecken

The Iron Curtain, running from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea, divided Europe for almost 40 years and no activity was allowed in this "forbidden" zone. When it fell in 1989, it left a strip of land that runs the entire length of...

214 pages
9.3 x 6.4

The economic value of wild resources in Senegal
A preliminary evaluation of non-timber forest products, game and freshwater fisheries

Cheikh Ba, Joshua Bishop, Moustapha Deme, Hamet Diaw Diadhiou, Alioune B. Dieng, Omar Diop, Pedro Andres Garzon, Bara Gueye, Moustapha Kebe, Ournou K. Ly, Vaque Ndiaye, Cheikh Mbacké Ndione, Astou Sene, Djiby Thiam, and Ibrahim A. Wade

The contribution of wild plants and animals to human welfare is widely appreciated but not routinely measured. Reliable and up-to-date information on the economic importance of wild resources is needed to ensure that development policies and...

73 pages

Sahel Studies IUCN
Sahel-Sahel: A Controversial Vision

Robert Deneve

This report analyses the factors which motivate land use by rural populations and provides a context for any policy or strategy which addresses natural resource conservation in the Sahel. The author suggest that production systems in the Sahel...

71 pages
11.4 x 7.9

Best Practice For Conservation Planning In Rural Areas
Biological And Landscape Diversity In Central And Eastern Europe

IUCN, European Programme; Nature Conservation Bureau

This report draws on lessons learned from observations made at seven case study sites, all of which permit economic activities, especially recreation, that are not harmful to the biological values and natural functions of the area. There is now a...

74 pages
7 x 10

Water as a Human Right?

Angela Cassar and Noemi Nemes

Formally acknowledging water as a human right could encourage the international community and governments to enhance their efforts to satisfy basic human needs and to meet the Millennium Development Goals. But critical questions arise in relation...

53 pages
6.2 x 9.2

Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs
Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Edited by Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Michael Hoffmann, and Dave Macdonald

The new Canid Action Plan synthesizes the current knowledge on the biology, ecology and status of all wild canid species, and outlines the conservation actions and projects needed to secure their long-term survival. Aiming at conservation...

430 pages
8.2 x 10.8

The Top 50 Mediterranean Island Plants
Wild Plants at the Brink of Extinction and What Is Needed to Save Them

B. de Montmollin

The flora of the Mediterranean islands includes many rare and localized species unique to the islands. Some of these are particularly threatened with extinction due to various pressures caused by people and their activities in Mediterranean...

109 pages
6 x 8.25

Securing Protected Areas in the Face of Global Change
Issues and Strategies

Edited by Charles Barber and Kenton Miller

We live in a world of rapid global change: biophysical, socio-economic and institutional. This book examines the issues and options for protected area management to ensure that we continue to protect the Earth’s most valuable ecosystems in...

234 pages
8.2 x 11.2

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