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International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

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Works: 2,695 works in 4,664 publications in 5 languages and 53,588 library holdings
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Classifications: QH75, 333.95
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Most widely held works about International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
 
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Most widely held works by International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
The conservation atlas of tropical forests( )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,522 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)
Wetlands in danger : a world conservation atlas( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We meet the people who have come to depend on the resources of the wetlands for their livelihood: the fisher-people of the Sudd, who live on mounds that have been built up from natural detritus over the years; the Imraguen fishermen who, using long poles to beat on the water of Africa's Banc d'Arguin, attract dolphin that drive mullet inshore and into their nets; and the Ma'dan (Marsh Arabs) of Iraq, who have lived in the marshes for over 5000 years, isolated from the rest of Iraq by the extensive wetlands. (Using the expansive reed beds of the area, the Ma'dan have constructed artificial island houses that float on the lakes.) Wetlands also takes a look at the impact of wetlands loss on the people of these regions. By carefully monitoring threatened wetland regions, the IUCN (World Conservation Union) has revealed how the short-term gains of intensive agriculture, hydroelectricity, or other development projects may lead to the permanent loss of wetlands and their resources, and may destroy the livelihood of those people who depend on wetlands for pasture during dry season, and for their local fisheries. A multitude of up-to-date, full-color maps cover the wetlands region by region, providing information on the various types of wetland systems, wildlife, and vegetation in each area, and charting the course of conversion and degradation. Written in conjunction with the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Wetlands is not only a breathtaking view of the treasures of these plentiful areas, but a compelling call to reevaluate how our actions can affect the delicate ecological balance in these important regions
Conserving the world's biological diversity by Jeffrey A McNeely( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,037 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 )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Czech and held by 1,014 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
State of the ark by Lee Durrell( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 834 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
Global biodiversity : status of the earth's living resources : a report by Brian Groombridge( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 751 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
Ecological principles for economic development by Raymond Fredric Dasmann( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 709 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
Encyclopedia of endangered species( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encyclopedia of endangered species organized by geographical region, subdivided into classes, orders, and families
The Random House atlas of the oceans( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conservation atlas of tropical forests by Caroline Harcourt( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 643 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
Sahara Desert by J. L Cloudsley-Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caring for the earth by David A Munro( Book )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Global biodiversity strategy : guidelines for action to save, study, and use earth's biotic wealth sustainably and equitably by World Resources Institute( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umweltschutz/Naturschutz, Ökologie
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 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World directory of environmental organizations : a handbook of national and international organizations and programs--governmental and non-governmental--concerned with protecting the earth's resources by Thaddeus C Trzyna( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive guide to organisations worldwide concerned with conservation and natural resources. It features descriptions of over 2600 organisations in over 200 countries and profiles of over 170 agencies and UN programmes
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 on National Parks( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers are arranged under 16 chapter headings. Includes papers on conserving areas in the arctic and antarctic
Amazonia by Ghillean T Prance( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical setting; The biology; The human impact
Madagascar( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 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
The green web : a union for world conservation by Martin W Holdgate( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full, authorised history of the World Conservation Union, this text draws on unpublished archives revealing the often turbulent story of the IUCN, its achievements and enormous influence on conservation and environmental policy worldwide
 
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Wetlands in danger : a world conservation atlas
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English (239)

Spanish (10)

German (1)

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Wetlands in danger : a world conservation atlasNature's last strongholdsMasterworks of man & nature : preserving our world heritageGlobal biodiversity : status of the earth's living resources : a reportEncyclopedia of endangered speciesThe conservation atlas of tropical forestsCaring for the earthFrom care to action : making a sustainable world