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Strategic adaptive management guidelines for effective conservation of freshwater ecosystems in and around protected areas of the world

This guide provides a framework for managing the maintenance of flow regimes and water quality to support healthy ecosystem services. The approach follows a structured path adapted for any reserve, whatever the configuration, threat or resources available. Lessons contained here should help both managers responsible for management of environmental flows, which are increasingly important for degraded river systems, and managers of free flowing rivers whose flow regimes remain largely intact.

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Strategic Adaptive Management (SAM): Guidelines for effective conservation of freshwater ecosystems
 

Biodiversity of Tanguar Haor: A Ramsar site of Bangladesh - Volume I: Wildlife

Wetlands are amongst the Earth's most productive ecosystems. In Bangladesh these are of great importance because of the extensive food webs and rich biodiversity they support. In the past, wetlands were undervalued, however, in recent times, there is increased awareness that natural wetlands provide a variety of services and products.

 

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Biodiversity of Tanguar Haor :a Ramsar site of Bangladesh : volume I : wildlife
 

Conservation and sustainable development: Linking practice and policy in Eastern Africa

This book presents many innovative ways used to influence policy processes, from community pressure groups to scientific discourse at the level of directors of economic planning and conservation. It analyzes experiences from a variety of conservation interventions by IUCN and other agencies in Eastern Africa, and challenges the notion of policymaking as a cyclical process. Examples are shown of how communities influence government, through direct lobbying, influencing parliamentarians, wielding of science and research, and inter-community dialogue, networking and solidarity.

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Conservation and sustainable development
 

Turks and Caicos iguana conservation and management plan, 2005–2009

This document presents detailed plans to conserve and restore populations of the Turks & Caicos Iguana within its historic range, and to perpetuate the iguana as a symbol of national pride and sound environmental management.

 

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Turks and Caicos Iguana
 

Sites naturels sacrés : Lignes directrices pour les gestionnaires d’aires protégées

Ces lignes directrices sont produites d’abord pour aider les gestionnaires d’aires protégées, particulièrement ceux dont les aires protégées, légalement établies, contiennent des sites sacrés à l’intérieur de leurs limites.

 

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Sites naturels sacrés - IUCN Best Practice Guideline no. 16, French
 

Las praderas de Magnoliofitas marinas del mar Mediterráneo : Resiliencia y contribución a la mitigación del cambio climático, resumen

Este documento es un resumen del informe técnico sobre esta temática en la cuenca mediterránea. Describe las especificidades del mar Mediterráneo y el fenómeno del cambio climático observado a escala de esta región. Presenta igualmente las características de las cinco especies de Magnoliofitas presentes en sus aguas. Describe el impacto del cambio climático sobre las praderas mediterráneas, primeramente respecto a las presiones que ejerce sobre ellas y su resiliencia a dichas presiones, y luego respecto a las comunidades que están asociadas con ellas.

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Praderas mediterraneo
 

Biodiversité : mon hôtel agit. Guide pour une utilisation durable des ressources biologiques dans les Caraïbes

La biodiversité joue un rôle important dans l’activité quotidienne d’un hotel -la nourriture servie au restaurant, le bois utilisé dans les meubles et les aménagements, les produits d’accueil offerts dans les spa - la biodiversité est partout. À l’extérieur, plantes et animaux agrémentent les espaces communs et les jardins, tandis qu’au delà des grilles de l’hôtel, parcs, espaces verts, espaces côtiers et habitats naturels offrent aux clients l’occasion de se distraire et d’apprécier la nature environnante. Ce guide peut aider les propriétaires et directeurs d’hôtels à conserver la nature et leur donner des orientations pour une utilisation durable des ressources biologiques dans leurs opérations quotidiennes.

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Biodiversité mon hôtel agit: Caraibes
 

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