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International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

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Works: 2,795 works in 4,843 publications in 3 languages and 53,051 library holdings
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Classifications: QH75, 333.72
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Wetlands in danger : a world conservation atlas( )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along the shores of Lake Ontario, over 90 percent of wetlands in the area have been sacrificed to other land use needs. In the lower Mississippi valley, the floodplain forested wetlands, which once covered 39,000 square miles, now cover only 7,000 (the rest of the area was cleared to provide land for agriculture). For centuries, these marshes, floodplains, lagoons, deltas, and other wetland systems of the world have been perceived as wasteland, obstacles to the overriding need for agricultural and urban development. Yet wetlands are in fact home to a rich diversity of plant and animal life; their destruction has brought to the verge of extinction dozens of species of birds and other wildlife that flourish in these regions, as well as threatened the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who rely on the wetlands' resources for their very survival. Now, in Wetlands in Danger comes the most comprehensive coverage of these precious natural reserves--the dangers they face, and what we must do to preserve what remains of them. This lavishly illustrated volume explores areas ranging from the extensive Prairie Pothole region of North America, to the floodplains of the inner Niger Delta, to the vast mangrove stands of South Asia. We see the remarkable animals that have adapted to life in the wetlands. The African lungfish, for instance, during periods of desiccation, not only has the ability to breathe air, but, burrowed in the mud, can slow its metabolic rate to conserve energy until the water rises again. And the crocodile, using its powerful jaws to trap its prey, can lose and replace 3000 teeth in its lifetime
Conserving the world's biological diversity by Jeffrey A McNeely( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biological diversity: what it is a and why it is important; The values of biological diversity; How and why biological resources are threatened; Approaches to conserving biological diversity; The information required to conserve biological diversity; Establishing priorities for conserving biological diversity; The role of strategies and action plans in promoting conservation of biological diversity; How to pay for coserving biological diversity; Enlisting new partners for conservation of biological diversity
Nature's last strongholds by Robert Burton( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the location of the last natural refuges around the world and evaluates the steps that are being taken to conserve the world's ecosystem
Large dams : learning from the past, looking at the future : workshop proceedings, Gland, Switzerland, April 11-12, 1997( )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996 the World Bank Operations Evaluation Department completed an internal review of 50 large dams funded by the World Bank. IUCN-The World Conservation Union and the World Bank agreed to jointly host a workshop in April 1997 to discuss the findings of the review and their implications for a more in-depth study. The workshop broke new ground by bringing together representatives from governments, the private sector, international financial institutions and civil society organizations to address three issues: critical advances needed in knowledge and practice, methodologies and approaches required to achieve these advances, and proposals for a follow-up process involving all stakeholders
State of the ark by Lee Durrell( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, e, i, s, t
Masterworks of man & nature : preserving our world heritage( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume, organized by geographic location, which illustrates the ways in which our cultural heritage is tied to the Earth's natural heritage. Examines the ways in which our actions today determine our future
The conservation atlas of tropical forests( )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This atlas aims to give a bird's eye view of the extent of the Asia-Pacific closed canopy rain forests and the monsoon forests that abut onto them
Global biodiversity : status of the earth's living resources : a report by Brian Groombridge( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Biodiversity is the most comprehensive compendium of conservation information ever published. It provides the first systematic report on the status, distribution, management, and utilisation of the planet's biological wealth
The conservation atlas of tropical forests( )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's forests are being depleted at a faster rate than of any other continent. A major increase in the population growth rate began after World War II and it is now running at an annual rate of 2.9 per cent, resulting in massive demands for agricultural land, water, fuelwood and other products. There is no simple answer to environmental degradation and forest conservation must be part of a broader process of managing the landscape. Here to address this topic is the new Conservation Atlas of Tropical Forests: Africa, the first authoritative reference work on this subject. The second in a series this Conservation Atlas follows the format of the acclaimed Conservation Atlas of Tropical Forests: Asia and the Pacific (1991). Part I describes the issues, history of forests and climate, biological diversity, conservation of large mammals, and the peoples of the forests. Included are discussions of the links between population, environment and agriculture, the timber trade, protected areas system and the future for Africa's forests. Part II of the Atlas is a country by country survey of the forests of Africa. Stunning four-color maps, in a 9 x 12 format, have been compiled from satellite and radar imagery, aerial photography, and the latest information provided by forestry departments and development agencies. Both maps and text have been prepared and reviewed by a broad spectrum of specialists. The Atlas also includes four-color photographs and sketch maps. They represent the best visual portfolio available of Africa's forests today. For anyone interested in environmental issues, geography, forestry, development, economics, and the African region, this Atlas will be an essential resource
Ecological principles for economic development by Raymond Fredric Dasmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written from the point of view of an ecologist for the use of those concerned with development, with particular emphasis on ecosystems currently under heavy development pressure
The Random House atlas of the oceans( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of the oceans showing the environmental status of all the world's oceans, resources, topographical features, threatened species, and more
Encyclopedia of endangered species( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encyclopedia of endangered species organized by geographical region, subdivided into classes, orders, and families
The conservation atlas of tropical forests by Caroline Harcourt( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threats of the rainforests of tropical America have been at the centre of international environmental concerns now for a couple of decades. This atlas highlights the continuing extent of scientific uncertainty over the critical issues that will determine the future use and conservation of the forests
Global biodiversity strategy : guidelines for action to save, study, and use earth's biotic wealth sustainably and equitably by World Resources Institute( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umweltschutz/Naturschutz, Ökologie
Sahara Desert by J. L Cloudsley-Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madagascar( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the forests of Madagascar, about nine-tenths of the plant and animal species are unique to the island. Their natural habitats range from true rainforest to the lunar landscape of the spiny desert, and the natural rock-gardens of the mountain tops. Madagascar is no oceanic island, but a fragment of continent a thousand miles long, wrenched loose from the side of Africa. In this Lost World, plants and animals have become a living museum of evolution. Aepornis, the largest bird which ever lived, became extinct on Madagascar in the last few hundred years. Many more Malagasy species are now
Caring for the earth by D. A. (Editor) Munro( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From care to action : making a sustainable world by Martin W Holdgate( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bears, their biology and management : papers and proceedings of the International Conference on Bear Research and Management by International Conference on Bear Research and Management( )

in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National parks, conservation, and development : the role of protected areas in sustaining society : proceedings of the World Congress on National Parks, Bali, Indonesia, 11-22 October 1982 by World Congress National Parks( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers are arranged under 16 chapter headings. Includes papers on conserving areas in the arctic and antarctic
 
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Wetlands in danger : a world conservation atlas
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Nature's last strongholdsLarge dams : learning from the past, looking at the future : workshop proceedings, Gland, Switzerland, April 11-12, 1997Masterworks of man & nature : preserving our world heritageThe conservation atlas of tropical forestsGlobal biodiversity : status of the earth's living resources : a reportThe conservation atlas of tropical forestsEncyclopedia of endangered speciesThe conservation atlas of tropical forests
Alternative Names

controlled identityInternational Office for the Protection of Nature

controlled identityInternational Union for the Protection of Nature

controlled identityIUCN--The World Conservation Union

Āi. Iu. Si. Ena.--Dya Oẏārlḍa Kanajārabheśana Iuniẏana

Āī. Yū. Sī. Ena

Āī. Yū. Sī. Ena.--Viśva Saṃrakshaṇa Saṅgha

Alliance mondiale pour la nature

Dya Oẏārlḍa Kanajārabheśana Iuniẏana

Hiệp hội Bảo tò̂n Thiên nhiên Quó̂c té̂

I.U.C.N.

I.U.C.N. (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)

ICUN

Interationale Union zur Erhaltung der Natur und der Natürlichen Hilfsquellen

International Union for Conservation of Nature

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (2008- )

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources World Conservation Union

International Union for the Conservation of Natural Resources

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (1956-1990)

International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

International Union of Conservation of Nature

Internationale Unie voor het Natuurbehoud

Internationale Union für den Schutz der Natur und der Natürlichen Hilfsquellen

Internationale Union für die Erhaltung der Natur und der Natürlichen Hilfsquellen

Internationale Union Zur Erhaltung der Natur and der Natuerlichen Hilfsquellen

Internationale Union zur Erhaltung der Natur und der Natürlichen Hilfsquellen

Internationale Union zur Erhaltung der Natur und der Natürlichen Lebensräume

Internationale Vereinigung zur Erhaltung der Natur und ihrer Hilfsquellen

IUCN

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)

IUCN--The World Conservation Union

Kokusai Shizen Hogo Rengo

Meždunarodnyj Săjuz na Zasčita na Prirodata

Meždunarodnyj Sojuz Ochrany Prirody

Meždunarodnyj Sojuz Ochrany Prirody i Prirodnych Resursov

Mezhdunarodnyĭ soi︠u︡z okhrany prirody

Mezhdunarodnyĭ soi︠u︡z okhrany prirody i prirodnykh resursov

Mezinárodní svaz pro ochranu přírody a přírodních zdrojů

Międzynarodowa Unia Ochrony Przyrody i Zasobów Naturalnych.

Miz︠h︡narodnai︠a︡ spilka okhorony pryrody

Miz︠h︡narodnyĭ soi︠u︡z okhorony pryrody

MSOP

MSOP--Mezhdunarodnyĭ soi︠u︡z okhrany prirody

Svetová únia ochrany prírody

Světový svaz pro ochranu přírody a přírodních zdrojů

Tỏ̂ chức bảo tò̂n thiên nhiên quó̂c té̂

U.I.C.N.

UICN

UICN--Union Mondiale pour la Nature

UICN--Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza

União Internacional para a Conservação da Natureza

União Internacional para a Conservação da Natureza e dos Recursos Naturais

União internacional para a conservação de natureza e dos recursos naturais

União mundial para a conservação

União Mundial para a Natureza

Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza

Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza y los Recursos Naturales

Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza y sus Recursos

Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature

Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature et de ses ressources

Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature etde ses ressources

Union mondiale pour la nature

Unión Mundial para la Conservación de la Naturaleza y de los Recursos Naturales

Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza

Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza World Conservation Union

Viśva Saṃrakṣaṇa Saṃgha

Viśva Saṃrakṣaṇa Saṅgha

Vsemirnyĭ soi︠u︡z okhrany prirody

Vsemirnyj sojuz ochrany prirody

World Conservation Union

World Union for the Conservation of Nature

コクサイ シゼン ホゴ レンゴウ

世界自然保護連合

国際自然保護連合

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