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    Guidance Document on Biodiversity, Impact Asessment & Decision Making in Southern Africa

    This document provides guidance for decision-makers on a range of biodiversity principles and issues which confront decision-makers every day when they evaluate impact assessments.  It is based on the findings of a Situation Assessment conducted as part of the Capacity Building in Biodiversity and Impact Assessment (CBBIA) Project during 2005. The ...

  • Building Biodiversity Business

    The challenge of building biodiversity business is not trivial. Biodiversity is still largely neglected by private finance.There is a need to develop new business models and market mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, and to persuade the public and policy makers that biodiversity (or component ecosystem services) can be conserved on a ...

  • Business and biodiversity : the handbook for corporate action

    This handbook provides information on the business case for biodiversity, as well as current biodiversity issues for business, and guidance on corporate biodiversity strategies. The current status of the debate is illustrated by specific case stories, thus providing an opportunity for companies to highlight their renewed commitment to an issue of ...

  • Experiences with Biodiversity Policy Making and Community Registers in India

    This report examines the extent to which the various stakeholders have participated in the process to develop India's Biodiversity Law and Macro-level strategy on Biodiversity. It also reviews biodiversity policy making, decentralisation and the development of People's Biodiversity Registers in the States of Kerala and Karnataka, with a particular ...

  • Identification and gap analysis of key biodiversity areas: targets for comprehensive protected area systems

    Important Bird Areas and Important Plant Areas have already been identified in more than 170 countries. The Key Biodiversity Areas approach builds on the work done to date, in order to provide practical guidance to governments in identifying those sites which must be protected to ensure the future of both biodiversity and ...

  • Expert Consultation on Nutrition Indicators for Biodiversity. 1. Food composition (En)

    Biological diversity is the variety of life on Earth, from the simplest micro-organisms to complex ecosystems such as the rainforests of the Amazon. Biodiversity is important for nutrition and health, and can help to combat micronutrient deficiencies and other forms of malnutrition. Nutrition indicators need to be developed to address the three ...

  • Biodiversity

    Leading experts on the field of biodiversity examine examples from a wide range of organism groups. Their approaches include the latest molecular and phylogenetic techniques through to the selection of indicator data and aspects of sampling. This paperback edition has been published for students on 'biodiversity' related courses. ...

  • Identification and Gaps Analysis of Key Biodiversity Areas: Targets for Comprehensive Protected Areas Systems

    Important Bird Areas and Important Plant Areas have already been identified in more than 170 countries. The Key Biodiversity Areas approach builds on the work done to date, in order to provide practical guidance to governments in identifying those sites which must be protected to ensure the future of both biodiversity and ...

  • Understanding the Biological Diversity Act 2002

    $15.00 to Non-OECD countries. India's biodiversity legislation was enacted in 2002 as the Biological Diversity Act. This laws aims at governing the conservation, sustainable use of and access to biological resources. Towards this end, the Act enables the setting up of new institutions and puts into force rules and agreements. This Dossier aims to ...

  • Integrating Local and Global Biodiversity Values: A Review of Biodiversity Assessment

    Biodiversity is managed and valued locally but also provides value globally, attracting many interest groups. Formal biodiversity assessments have tended to emphasise global values. But this focus is being replaced by awareness that pluralist, adaptive management of biological resources needs biodiversity assessments able to express and ...

  • Wildlife in a Changing World: an Analysis of the 2008 Red List

    Life on Earth is under serious threat according to a detailed analysis of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This authoritative report is published, just before the 2010 target deadline governments set themselves, to evaluate how successful they were in reducing biodiversity loss.Beginning with an explanation of the IUCN Red List as a key ...

  • Biodiversity

    Despite acknowledgment that loss of living diversity is an international biological crisis, the ecological causes and consequences of extinction have not yet been widely addressed. In honor of Edward O. Wilson, winner of the 1993 International Prize for Biology, an international group of distinguished biologists bring ecological, evolutionary, and ...

  • Business & Biodiversity: The Handbook for Corporate Action (With CD Rom)

    The handbook provides information on the business case for biodiversity, as well as current biodiversity issues for business, corporate biodiversity strategies and key biodiversity resources. This report argues that biodiversity can be associated with good environmental, economic, and social performance. These elements are consistent with the ...

  • Business and Biodiversity: A Handbook for Corporate Action

    The handbook provides information on the business case for biodiversity, as well as current biodiversity issues for business, corporate biodiversity strategies and key biodiversity resources. This report argues that biodiversity can be associated with good environmental, economic, and social performance. These elements are consistent with the ...

  • Diversity not Adversity: Sustaining Livelihoods with Biodiversity

    The reduction of world poverty is a major challenge for the international community over the next decade. It is increasingly clear that the our capacity to successfully achieve this objective will be undermined if the natural resource base for development is threatened. ~Biodiversity is a fundamental characteristic of that resource base, defining ...

  • A guide to undertaking biodiversity legal and institutional profiles

    Biodiversity-related laws and institutions will be key mechanisms for attaining the objectives of the Convention on biological diversity. As part of the national biodiversty planning process, legal and institutional profiles should be undertaken to ascertain which laws apply to and affect biodiversity and which institutions oversee legislation and ...

  • Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity

    Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity brings together more than thirty leading scientists and conservation practitioners to consider a key question in environmental conservation: Is the conservation of large carnivores in ecosystems that evolved with their presence equivalent to the conservation of biological diversity within those ...

  • Biodiversidad en breve

    This set of 20 4-page briefs aims to raise awareness about biodiversity issues within EC development cooperation. The briefs are broken down into three types, including policy, sector and background biodiversity briefs. The first two indicate important issues to be considered by policy makers and technical advisers at policy, programme and project ...

  • Balkan Biodiversity

    Balkan Biodiversity is the first attempt to synthesise our current understanding of biodiversity in the great European hot spot. The conservation of biodiversity is one of today’s great ecological challenges but Balkan biodiversity is still poorly understood, in a region with complex physical geography and a long history of political conflict. The ...

  • Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Five-Volume Set

    First used in 1980, 'biodiversity' often describes the abundance, variety, and genetic constitution of native animals and plants, and has been linked with politics and environmental technology. Although the 1986 National forum on biodiversity brought issues of biodiversity to the fore, the inescapable need to know more about the diversity of life ...

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