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International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

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Works: 2,711 works in 4,739 publications in 5 languages and 53,625 library holdings
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Classifications: QH75, 333.95
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The conservation atlas of tropical forests( )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,507 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 1,246 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 1,028 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 1,004 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 )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 874 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 828 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 738 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 )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 705 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( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of endangered species( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 640 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( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 638 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 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caring for the earth by David A Munro( Book )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 612 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 595 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 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazonia by Ghillean T Prance( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical setting; The biology; The human impact
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 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers are arranged under 16 chapter headings. Includes papers on conserving areas in the arctic and antarctic
Madagascar( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 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
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 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green web : a union for world conservation by Martin W Holdgate( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 220 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
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 for the protection of the nature

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 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 conservacion de la naturaleza y de los recursos naturales-Unión mondial para 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 internationale pour la protection de la nature

Union mondiale pour la conservation de la nature et de ses ressources-Union mondiale pour la nature

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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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