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Ecologically or biologically significant areas in the pelagic realm : examples and guidelines : workshop report

For the Aichi Biodiversity Targets to be met in full, examples and guidelines for the identification of important pelagic areas must be made available to policy makers involved in the process of identifying ecologically or biologically significant areas (EBSAs). In an effort to provide such examples and guidelines, a workshop  was convened by the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) and the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (MGEL) of Duke University. The context for that workshop and the examples and guidelines developed by the experts are presented in this report.

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EBSAs
 

Identifying ecologically and biologically significant areas on seamounts

This document summarizes discussions that were held during a workshop in December 2011 and which focused on making progress on the identification of Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas for seamounts in the high seas.

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EBSAs on seamounts
 

Governance of shared waters : legal and institutional issues

The goal of the publication is to contribute to a better understanding of the legal and institutional arrangements necessary for promoting good governance of transboundary waters between two or more States. The ultimate aim of this book is to try and strengthen the capacity of various stakeholders, and to help reach the ideal that water should be considered as a vehicle for integration rather than as a source of conflict.

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Governance of shared waters : legal and institutional issues
 

Principios y práctica de la restauración del paisaje forestal : estudios de caso en las zonas secas de América Latina

Este libro presenta los resultados de un proyecto de investigación internacional que fue expresamente diseñado para examinar la aplicación de la estauración del paisaje forestal (RPF) a los ecosistemas forestales de las zonas secas de América Latina.

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Principios y práctica de la restauración del paisaje forestal
 
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Mediterranean pelagic habitat : oceanographic and biological processes, an overview

The Mediterranean Sea is a highly variable and dynamic environment, but human activities have a large impact on this environment. A broad-based dynamic conservation approach is needed to preserve essential ecological processes and services, and to protect economic and cultural resources for future generations. Hence, this publication aims to apply a process approach to habitat conservation, seeking to ensure that not only the pelagic marine species, but also the dynamic pelagic habitats upon which they depend, are considered when Marine Protected Areas are formed.

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Share : managing water across boundaries

This publication provides an overview of the world’s shared water resources and insights for managing these resources. Using case studies from around the world, it describes the benefits to be gained from cooperation and the challenges of constructing legal frameworks, institutions, management processes and financing and partnership strategies to govern transboundary waters equitably and sustainably.

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Water as a human right?

Critical questions arise in relation to a right to water. What would be the benefits and content of such a right? What mechanisms would be required for its effective implementation? Should the duty be placed on governments alone, or should the responsibility also be borne by private actors? Is another 'academic debate' on this subject warranted when action is really what is necessary? Without claiming to prescribe the answers, this publication clearly and carefully sets out the competing arguments and the challenges.

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Rehabilitation and restoration of degraded forests

Large areas of the world’s forests have been lost or degraded and landscapes everywhere are being simplified by current land-use practices. In this publication, Lamb and Gilmour present approaches to restoring and rehabilitating the vast areas of degraded, fragmented and modified forests which cover much of the world.

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