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Marine natural heritage and the World Heritage List : interpretation of World Heritage criteria in marine systems, analysis of biogeographic representation of sites, and a roadmap for addressing gaps

The marine World Heritage thematic study was written to provide guidance to States Parties and conservation practitioners on how to best apply the World Heritage Convention in the oceans and seas. The study proposes a scientific framework as the foundation for a well-balanced and representative set of features that may be of Outstanding Universal Value to inform choices when nominating or inscribing sites. It also analyses the current biogeographic coverage of marine World Heritage sites (mWHS) and identifies broad gaps in representation.

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> Le patrimoine naturel marin et la Liste du patrimoine mondial : interprétation des critères du patrimoine mondial dans les systèmes marins, analyse de la représentation biogéographique des biens et feuille de route en vue d’éliminer les lacunes
Marine natural heritage and the World Heritage List

Jamaican Iguana: species recovery plan, 2006-2013

The Jamaican Iguana Recovery Group (JIRG) is a consortium of local Jamaican organizations and international conservation groups that held a workshop in July 2006 to formulate this Species Recovery Plan (SRP) for the Jamaican iguana. The document presents the priority conservation actions and organizational responsibility for those activities discussed at the workshop. Due to the time lag between the workshop and the printing of the final SRP document, some actions have been completed and others have been initiated. Appropriately then, this final SRP document includes an update on the progress of specific recovery actions. Finally, based on recent (2006-2011) research results, several actions have been added to those identified in the original workshop; otherwise, proposed activities and timelines remain as originally formulated.

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Jamaican Iguana: species recovery plan, 2006-2013

Lake Titicaca Basin: Peru and Bolivia: enhancing transboundary cooperation through technical coordination and institutional reforms

Lake Titicaca exists within a fragile high altitude ecosystem shared between Boliva and Peru. The region has a long history of technical expertise and water resource management with a transboundary institution established in 1993 on Lake Titicaca. Responding to these challenges, BRIDGE has played an essential role in enabling and facilitating changes through a multi-level water diplomacy programme to build good water governance capacity. The programme uses a combination of knowledge and information tools, procedural advice and technical support, capacity building and training to strengthen relations between stakeholders across local, provincial, national, and regional levels.

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> Goascorán Basin: Honduras and El Salvador: revitalising cooperative management through expanding stakeholder involvement
> The 3S river basin (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam): creating spaces for cooperation through multi-level dialogue and capacity building
Lake Titicaca Basin: Peru and Bolivia: enhancing transboundary cooperation through technical coordination and institutional reforms

Governance of protected areas: from understanding to action

This volume argues that governance that is both appropriate to the context and “good” is crucial for effective and equitable conservation. This applies to all kinds of protected areas and other conserved areas, in terrestrial, inland waters, coastal and marine environments.


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Best Practice Guidelines Governance of Protected Areas

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