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International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

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Works: 2,623 works in 4,313 publications in 2 languages and 50,680 library holdings
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Wetlands in danger : a world conservation atlas( )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,094 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 J. A McNEELY( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 963 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( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 886 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( )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors from governments, business, international financial institutions, and civil society organizations address critical advances needed in knowledge and practice, methodologies and approaches required to achieve the advances, and proposals for a follow-up process involving all stakeholders. Their views are presented in a summary report and five overview papers on such topics as engineering and economic aspects, social impacts, and environmental sustainability. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
State of the ark by Lee Durrell( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 736 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
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 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological principles for economic development by Raymond Fredric Dasmann( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 678 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 conservation atlas of tropical forests( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 673 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
Sahara Desert by J. L Cloudsley-Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umweltschutz/Naturschutz, Ökologie
The conservation atlas of tropical forests( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 579 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
Madagascar by Frans Lanting( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 574 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 Random House atlas of the oceans( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 571 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
From care to action : making a sustainable world by Martin W Holdgate( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author brings unrivalled experience to the task of reviewing progress to date and explains what now needs to be done to move on to a sustainable future
Encyclopedia of endangered species( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 559 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( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 554 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
Caring for the earth : a strategy for sustainable living by David A Munro( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Conservation Strategy stressed the interdependence of conservation and development, gave currency to the idea of sustainable development and made the point that unless the vitality and productivity of the planet are safeguarded, the future for humanity is at risk. Its impact was immediate and worldwide. 'Caring for the Earth' builds on all that has been learned in the last decade about the complexity of the problems and shows how radical and far-reaching are the actions and objectives needed to meet them
International wildlife law : an analysis of international treaties concerned with the conservation of wildlife by Simon Lyster( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the international law protecting wildlife. Covers the international conventions on whaling, seals and polar bears, birds, vicuna, antarctic marine living resources, wildlife refuges and protection of habitats, etc. Gives the text of twelve of the most important conventions.--[source unknown]
Amazonia by Ghillean T Prance( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical setting; The biology; The human impact
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Wetlands in danger : a world conservation atlas
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Nature's last strongholdsMasterworks of man & nature : preserving our world heritageThe conservation atlas of tropical forestsThe conservation atlas of tropical forestsFrom care to action : making a sustainable worldEncyclopedia of endangered speciesThe conservation atlas of tropical forestsCaring for the earth : a strategy for sustainable livingInternational wildlife law : an analysis of international treaties concerned with the conservation of wildlife
Alternative Names

controlled identityInternational Office for the Protection of Nature

controlled identityInternational Union for the Protection of Nature

controlled identityIUCN--The World Conservation Union

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

Alliance mondiale pour la nature

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)

International union for conservation of nature

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

International union for conservation of nature and natural resources-World conservation union

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 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 Vereinigung zur Erhaltung der Natur und ihrer Hilfsquellen

IUCN.

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

Kokusai Shizen Hogo Rengo

Mezhdunarodnyĭ soi︠u︡z okhrany prirody

Mezhdunarodnyĭ soi︠u︡z okhrany prirody i prirodnykh resursov

Międzynarodowa Unia Ochrony Przyrody i Zasobów Naturalnych.

Miz︠h︡narodnai︠a︡ spilka okhorony pryrody

Miz︠h︡narodnyĭ soi︠u︡z okhorony pryrody

MSOP

Svetová únia ochrany prírody

Tỏ̂ chức bảo tò̂n thiên nhiên quó̂c té̂

U.I.C.N.

UICN

UICN-Unió Mundial per a la Natura

União Internacional para a Conservaçao da Natureza

Unió Internacional per a la Conservació de la Natura i dels Recursos Naturals

Unió Mundial per a la Natura

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 Naturaleza

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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