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

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

978 Interactions between aquaculture and the environment
Guide for the sustainable

Aquaculture currently faces a significant challenge: how to fulfill the expectation of alleviating the pressure that fishing fleets exercise on fish populations without leading to environmental problems. It is particularly expected to develop...

110 pages
5 x 8

Forest partnerships
Enhancing local livelihoods and protecting the environment in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Edited by Maria Osbeck and Marisha Wojciechowska-Shibuya

This publication draws on lessons learned from Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea in forest management, community development, indigenous knowledge and access to resources and social networks within the broad framework of the sustainable...


8.2 x 11.5

The Status and Distribution of European Mammals

Helen J Temple and Andrew Terry

Numerous scientific studies show that biodiversity in Europe has been declining rapidly for some time and that this pattern has been matched by the great periods of expansion and intensification of land use. This first assessment of the Red List...

45 pages
8 x 11.2

Polar Bears
Proceedings of the 14th Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, 20-24 June 2005, Seattle, Washington, USA

Jon Aars, Nicholas J. Lunn, and Andrew E. Derocher

These proceedings provide an overview of the ongoing research and management activities on polar bears in the circumpolar arctic. Together with the previous 13 proceedings, they provide an historic record of international efforts in protecting,...

189 pages
8.25 x 11.75

Assessment and Control of Biological Invasion Risks

Fumito Koike, Mick N. Clout, Mieko Kawamichi, Maj De Poorter, and Kunio Iwatsuki

Biological invasion, an issue of growing importance due to the significant increase in international transportation and trade, can disturb the balance of local ecosystems and even destroy them. This collection of papers presented at the...

216 pages
8.25 x 11.75

Evaluating Effectiveness
A Framework for Assessing Management Effectiveness of Protected Areas

Marc Hockings

The Framework for management effectiveness developed by the IUCN World Commission for Protected Areas was published in the first version of this Best Practice Guideline. It is further explained and interpreted, although not substantially altered...

105 pages
8.2 x 11.2

Judges and the Rule of Law
Creating the links: environment, human rights and poverty

Edited by Thomas Greiber

Judges play a critical role in the development, enforcement and compliance with environmental law. To showcase the role of the judiciary in upholding the rule of law, IUCN organized a “Judiciary Day” at its 2004 World Conservation...

110 pages
6.2 x 9.2

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