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Crossing borders for nature : European examples of transboundary conservation

This publication aims to further raise awareness about the value of transboundary conservation, highlighting the many benefits transboundary cooperation generates, while not neglecting the challenges and problems parties encounter when they engage in transboundary initiatives. It is hoped this publication will be useful to a wide range of policy makers and practitioners involved in transboundary conservation, in particular in the trilateral zone of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia.

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Sustainability assessment of beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) live-capture removals in the Sakhalin-Amur region, Okhotsk Sea, Russia : report of an independent scientific review panel

An independent scientific review panel was formed under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) to review the results of research on belugas (Delphinapterus leucas), or white whales, in the Sakhalin–Amur region of eastern Russia and to assess the sustainability of recent live-capture removals. This report is the result of the review.

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Parcs et réserves du Burundi : évaluation de l'efficacité de la gestion des aires protégées

Les aires protégées du Burundi, qui ne couvrent que 3,7% de son territoire, sont soumises à de fortes pressions, notamment démographiques. De même, la faible taille des aires protégées ne leur permet pas de protéger des surfaces suffisantes pour assurer leur pérennité. Cette étude avance un certain nombre de recommandations pour tenter d’améliorer cette situation à court et à moyen terme.

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Chimpanzé de Schweinfurth (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) : état de conservation de l'espèce et plan d'action 2010-2020

Le chimpanzé de Schweinfurth est classé “En danger” et fait l’objet d’une attention particulière au niveau global pour sa conservation. Cette publication offre un plan sur 10 ans qui, s’il est appliqué de manière complète, permettra le maintien de populations viables du chimpanzé dans son aire de distribution existante.

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Chimpanzé de Schweinfurth (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii)
 
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The green belt of Europe : from vision to reality

The green belt is a strip of land that runs the entire length of Europe. The Green Belt initiative aims to integrate this entire strip of land with its key habitats and ecological areas as part of an international network of valuable ecosystems. This book provides background information on the initiative, reviews current activities in a number of case studies and looks at how the initiative can fit into current and future global efforts to protect European biodiversity.

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Chimpanzés d'Afrique de l'Ouest : état de conservation de l'espèce et plan d'action

Ce plan d’action concerne l’une des quatre sous-espèces de chimpanzés, le chimpanzé d’Afrique occidentale, qui est l’une des deux sous-espèces les plus menacées d’extinction. Le but de cette publication est de mettre fin ou d’inverser le déclin du nombre de chimpanzés en Afrique occidentale en attirant toujours plus l’attention sur leur sort et en présentant un plan d’action qui représente un consensus parmi toutes les parties qui sont impliquées dans la conservation des chimpanzés.

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Overview of the conservation status of cartilaginous fishes (Chondrichthyans) in the Mediterranean Sea

This third report in the series of Mediterranean Red List Assessments presents the findings of an expert workshop at which 71 Mediterranean species of sharks, rays and chimaeras (cartilaginous fishes) were assessed using the IUCN Red List categories and criteria. This assessment will be used for further development of priority research, conservation and management actions for the region.

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Assessing the sustainability of uses of wild species : case studies and initial assessment procedure

The key steps in the attempt to develop guidelines are covered. The introduction sets in context events so far. Part 1 includes the case studies which were used as a resource for drafting material for the assessment procedure and for examining the practicality of the draft guidelines. Part 2 covers the initial procedures and lessons learned while Part 3 provides background material.

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