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  • Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice

    Julia Wondolleck and Steven Yaffee are hopeful.  Rather than lamenting the persistent conflicts in global marine ecosystems, they instead sought out examples where managers were doing things differently and making progress against great odds. They interviewed planners, managers, community members, fishermen, and environmentalists throughout ...

  • Adrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility

    This book is a product of the Marine Conservation Sub-Committee, an advisory body on marine species issues within IUCN. The book features twelve stories of different ocean animals that highlight the latest issues in marine conservation. The tales in this exquisitely illustrated book are testament not only to the eccentricity of life in our oceans, ...

  • Our Precious Coasts : Marine Pollution, Climate Change and the Resilience of Coastal Ecosystems

    The ability of coral reefs to survive in a globally-warming world may crucially depend on the levels of pollution to which they are exposed, new findings indicate.Scientists studying reefs that were bleached in the late 1990s by high surface sea temperatures have found a link between recovery rates and the levels of contamination entering coastal ...

  • Marine Conservation Biology

    Humans are terrestrial animals, and our capacity to see and understand the importance and vulnerability of life in the sea has trailed our growing ability to harm it. While conservation biologists are working to address environmental problems humans have created on land, loss of marine biodiversity, including extinctions and habitat degradation, ...

  • Defying Ocean`s End: An Agenda for Action

    If humankind were given a mandate to do everything in our power to undermine the earth's functioning, we could hardly do a better job than we have in the past thirty years on the world's oceans, both by what we are putting into it-millions of tons of trash and toxic materials-and by what we are taking out of it-millions of tons of wildlife. Yet ...

  • Designing Cathodic Protection Systems for Marine Structures and Vehicles

    This significant new ASTM publication is specifically aimed at cathodic protection in seawater. It summarizes the latest criteria and philosophies for designing both sacrificial and impressed cathodic protection systems for structures vehicles in seawater. Seven peer-reviewed papers cover: • A new approach that allows for the formation of ...

  • Guidelines for establishing marine protected areas

    This text offers authoritative advice on the present day planning, policies and practices for marine protected areas. The Guidelines are intended primarily to help nations and states to establish national representative systems of marine protected areas as a vital component of the integrated management of their coastal and marine areas. The main ...

  • Legal measures for the conservation of marine mammals

    Originally intended as a series of papers – Legal measures for the Prevention of “Pirate” Whaling – investigates the legal aspects of the problem of “pirate” whaling, i.e. whaling by States that are not party to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946. It analyses a variety of legal measures available in both national and ...

  • Dynamic Modeling for Marine Conservation

    The effects of disturbed ecosystems, from devastating algal blooms to the loss of whale populations, have demonstrated the vulnerability of the oceans¿ biodiversity. Conservation of marine systems requires knowledge from many different fields in order to understand the complex interactions that threaten those systems. Dynamic Modeling for Marine ...

  • Response to Marine Oil Pollution - Review and Assessment

    Response to Marine Oil Pollution - Review and Assessment is the essential source book, now updated, for all involved in marine oil pollution consequences and response. It covers policy, planning and operations, and provides technical assessment of the true nature of the problem, of the means to maximise the performance of current techniques ...

  • State of the World´s Oceans

    This book provides a contemporary overview of the world’s oceans. It identifies and describes the various problems which continue to threaten environmental quality and biodiversity, ranging from overfishing to the complex changes which could take place as a result of global climate change. Written by scientists working at the Greenpeace Research ...

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  • Protecting the Gulf´s Marine Ecosystems from Pollution

    The Gulf is endowed with valuable natural resources and a great biodiversity of plant and animal species. Sustainable living in the Gulf area is dependent upon such resources provided by the sea. Large areas of its coastal zone including important marine habitats are currently threatened by increasing stress on the Gulf ecosystem due to an ...

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