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World Wide Fund for Nature

Works: 1,096 works in 1,488 publications in 3 languages and 11,567 library holdings
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Plant invaders : the threat to natural ecosystems by Quentin C. B Cronk( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical guide to the protection and management of ecosystems against invasions by non-indigenous plant species. The authors seek to offer an accessible account of the subject and how to protect natural habitats. The majority of countries suffer from invasive plants and there are case studies from North America, Europe, Australia, South and South East Asia and the Pacific and Atlantic islands. There is also a list of invasive species, with their countries of origin and regions of introduction
Agricultural expansion and tropical deforestation : poverty, international trade and land use by Solon Barraclough( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on empirical data from case studies ranging over three continents, Barraclough and Ghimire show that the focus of analysis must be applied as much to the misguided policies of national and regional authorities as to the forces of trade and globalization. Furthermore, a critical perspective needs to be adopted that incorporates historical and contextual factors such as land tenure and farming systems." "Agricultural Expansion and Tropical Deforestation puts the case for the need to seek solutions in far-reaching institutional and policy reforms at local, national and international levels, if the real challenges of tropical deforestation are to be tackled effectively. It is an ideal reference work for researchers, policy makers, conservation and development NGOs and anyone interested in issues of trade, globalization and the politics of land and the environment."--Jacket
Caring for the earth by D. A. (Editor) Munro( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 552 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
The root causes of biodiversity loss by ALEXANDER. STEDMAN-EDWARDS, PAMELA. MANG, JOHANNA WOOD( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text addresses the findings of the World Wide Fund's Root Causes Project, a multiyear study of 10 biospheres in 10 countries with the purposes of understanding and changing the dynamics and factors that drive the loss of biological diversity. Cases studied are Brazil's Cerrado region, Cameroon's bushmeat and wildlife trading environment, China's southwestern forests, the Danube River Basin, India's Chilika Lake, Mexico's Calakmul region, the mangroves of Pakistan, the Philippines' Cebu, Negros, and Palawan, the Rufiji, Ruvu and Wami mangroves in Tanzania, and Vietnam's northern and central highlands
Global action for biodiversity : an international framework for implementing the convention on biological diversity by Timothy M Swanson( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, the nations of the world adopted the Convention on Biological Diversity. Since then, over 160 countries have ratified the Convention, three Conferences of the Parties have taken place and a permanent secretariat has been established. Despite this, there remains a lot of uncertainty and even controversy about what the Convention was intended to accomplish and how it was to do so." "This book, published in association with IUCN - The World Conservation Union, sets out to answer some of these questions by recounting the history of the movements leading up to the Convention, but especially by analysing the forces giving rise to the problem. It provides a specific set of policy prescriptions intended to facilitate the development of institutions and obligations within the international community which will give real effect to the aspirations of the Convention, and to ensure that it has some real effect at ground level." "The book is an excellent introduction to a very topical debate, and a valuable reference point for conservationists, policy makers and students of development studies, environmental studies, environmental policy and conservation biology."--Jacket
The Conservation of medicinal plants : proceedings of an international consultation, 21-27 March 1988 held at Chiang Mai, Thailand by Olayiwola Akerele( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly all cultures, from ancient times to today, have used plants as a source of medicine. In many developing countries, traditional medicine is still the mainstay of health care and most of the drugs and cures used come from plants. In developed countries many people are turning to herbal remedies. With this widespread use has come the assumption that plants identified as having medicinal qualities will be available on a continuing basis. However no concerted effort has been made to ensure this and in the face of the threats of increasing demand, a vastly increasing human population and extensive forest destruction, there can be no guarantee that we will continue to benefit indefinitely from this valuable resource. In light of this situation the World Health Organisation held a meeting in 1988. This book is the outcome of that meeting, detailing in a series of papers by leading experts the problems of which need to be addressed, the existing experiences from a range of countries and the future direction which must be taken to ensure the conservation of the world's medicinal plants
Centres of plant diversity : a guide and strategy for their conservation by World Wide Fund for Nature( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partnerships for protection : new strategies for planning and management for protected areas by Sue Stolton( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking into consideration the fact that many ecosystems are under-represented in protected areas of land and water and traditional management methods have often been ineffective, this volume describes how improvements can be made. Specifically, it explores ways of ensuring that all major ecosystems are safeguarded, and innovative approaches to conservation involving individuals, communities, companies and governments. The essence of the approach taken in the text is to build partnerships with those who have a stake in the care of land and water resources
People, plants, and protected areas : a guide to in situ management by John D Tuxill( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservation of plant resources is often focused on seed banks and botanical gardens. However, the two authors of this volume present a comprehensive conservation strategy that complements this ex-situ approach with practical guidance on in-situ management and conservation of plant resources. The book aims to facilitate better management of protected areas and to illustrate new approaches to conservation of plants within their landscapes. It draws on concepts from forestry, the agricultural sciences, anthropology, ethnology and ethnobotany and should be useful to practitioners, academics and p
Future nature : a vision for conservation by W. M Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The countryside is changing faster than ever. Fifty years of conservation achievements in the UK are now being confronted by a new complexion of economic forces that are driving change in the countryside. At the same time new ideas in conservation are altering the role that conservation is being asked to play in negotiating the transition from past to future. This revised edition of Bill Adams classic work Future Nature tackles the new challenges in the countryside and wildlife conservation head-on through a new Introduction and Postscript with updated arguments about naturalness and our social engagement with nature, and complemented by a new Foreword by Adrian Phillips. Concepts such as biodiversity and sustainability, and changes in our understanding, appreciation and concern for nature, offer unprecedented opportunities. Bill Adams explores the scientific, cultural and economic significance of conservation. He argues that conservation must move beyond the boundaries of parks and reserves to embrace the whole countryside. The importance of conservation for the future is enormous. It holds the potential to create new spaces for nature, both in the landscape and in our lives and imaginations. This factual, beautifully written and thought-provoking book offers a fundamental reassessment of conservation, its importance, and how to achieve it. Published with BANC
Anima mundi by Philip Glass( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A rare film experience that draws the viewer closer to the natural world and its species. Face to face encounters with creatures large and small reveal the breadth of this living world."--Videodisc jacket
Positive measures for technology transfer under the climate change convention by Tim Forsyth( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guidelines on the conservation of medicinal plants by World Health Organization( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wayland atlas of rain forests by Anna Lewington( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives information on the plants, animals and peoples of rain forests all round the world - Western red cedar - Brazil nut tree - Goliath bird-eating spider - Jaguars - Mahogany tree - Mountain gorilla - Oil palm - Tigers - Bamboo - Sloth bears - Rattans - Oran-Utang - Birds of Paradise - Tree kangaroo - Kauri Pine - Aye-Aye - Sumatran rhino
The Earthscan action handbook : for people and planet by Miles Litvinoff( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part one. Human needs -- part two. The planet
Caring for the earth : a strategy for survival by Roger Few( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chimpanzee : habitats, life cycles, food chains, threats by Martin Banks( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habitats - Life cycles - Food chains - Threats
Parks for life : report of the IVth World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas, 10-21 February 1992 by IUCN--The World Conservation Union( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rehabilitation and restoration of degraded forests by David Lamb( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth follies : feminism, politics and the environment by Joni Seager( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The root causes of biodiversity loss
Caring for the earthThe root causes of biodiversity lossThe Conservation of medicinal plants : proceedings of an international consultation, 21-27 March 1988 held at Chiang Mai, ThailandCentres of plant diversity : a guide and strategy for their conservationPartnerships for protection : new strategies for planning and management for protected areasPeople, plants, and protected areas : a guide to in situ managementFuture nature : a vision for conservationPositive measures for technology transfer under the climate change convention
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Alþjóðlegi náttúruverndarsjóðurinn

Ciste Domhanda Fiadhúlra

Dünya Doğayı Koruma Vakfı

Fondo Mondiale per la Natura

Fondo Mondiale per la Nature

Fondo Mundial para a Natureza Organización non gobernamental internacional

Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza

Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza mayor organización conservacionista independiente en el mundo

Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza (World Wide Fund for Nature)

Fonds mondial pour la conservation de la nature

Fonds mondial pour la nature

Fonds mondial pour la nature ONG internationale

Fons Mundial per la Natura

Fundo Mondial para la Naturaleza

Fundo Mundial para a Natureza

Fundo Mundial para Natureza

Ikigega Mpuzamahanga Gishinzwe Umutungo Kamere

Kō̜ngthun ʻAnulak Thammasāt Lōk

Maailma Looduse Fond

Maailman Luonnon Säätiö

Monda Natur-Fonduso

Naturaren Aldeko Mundu Funtsa

Pasaules Dabas Fonds

Pasaulio gamtos fondas

Quỹ bảo vệ thiên nhiên thế giới

Quỹ Quốc tế Bảo vệ Thiên nhiên

Sè-kài Chū-jiân Ki-kim

Sekai shizen hogo kikin

Shi jie zi ran ji jin hui

Shi jie zi rang ji jing hui

Světový fond na ochranu přírody

Svetska fondacija za prirodu

Tabung Alam Sedunia

Tahirim-Bola Iraisam-Pirenena Misahana ny Fiarovana ny Zavaboary

Världsnaturfonden internationell organisation inom naturvård


Vsemirnyĭ fond dikoĭ prirody

Vsemirnyj Fond Dikoj Prirody

Warld Wide Fund for Naitur

Weerld Natuur Fonds

Weireld Nateur-Stichtienge


Wereld Natuur Fonds


World-Wide Fund for Nature

World Wide Fund for Nature International‏

World Wild Fund international non-governmental organization

World Wildlife Fund

Worldwide Fund for Nature



WWF-I (World Wide Fund for Nature)

WWF International

WWF International (World Wide Fund for Nature)

WWF internationale Natur- und Umweltschutzorganisation

WWF Organizzazione internazionale ambientale

WWF Természetvédelmi világalap

WWF Verdensnaturfonden

WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature)

Ýabany tebigatyň bütindünýä gaznasy

Παγκόσμιο Ταμείο για τη Φύση

Бөтендөнья кыргый табигать фонды

Всемирный фонд дикой природы

Всесвітній фонд природи

Дэлхийн байгаль хамгаалах сан

Световен фонд за дивата природа

Светска фондација за природу

Светски фонд за природа

Сусветны фонд дзікай прыроды

Сусьветны фонд дзікай прыроды

Табияттын бүткүл дүйнөлүк фонду

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