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Biodiversity : my hotel in action : a guide to sustainable use of biological resources in the Caribbean

Biodiversity plays an important role in the day-to-day life of a hotel, from the food in the restaurant and wood in furniture and fittings, to the amenities in the spa. This guide is designed to help owners and managers of hotels in the Caribbean to conserve nature and to guide the sustainable use of biological resources in their day-to-day operations.

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Biodiversity : my hotel in action : a guide to sustainable use of biological resources in the Caribbean
 

The diversity of sacred lands in Europe : proceedings of the Third Workshop of the Delos Initiative, Inari/Aanaar 2010

The Delos Initiative focuses on sacred natural sites in developed countries (such as Australia, Canada, the European countries, Japan, New Zealand and the United States of America). Its main purpose is to help maintain the sanctity and biodiversity of these sites, through understanding of the relationship between spiritual/cultural and natural values. This publication includes presentations made at the First Workshop of The Delos Initiative, the speeches delivered and case studies presented as well as conclusions and lessons learned.

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The Diversity of Sacred Lands in Europe - Delos Third
 

Siting and design of hotels and resorts : principles and case studies for biodiversity conservation

Integrating biodiversity considerations into siting and design decisions for hotel and resort developments is important for the continued viability and conservation of the ecosystems and for the long-term financial success of the hotels and resorts. IUCN has developed five Biodiversity Principles for siting and design which focus on how biodiversity and associated social impacts can be better addressed in the planning and construction stages of the hotel life cycle.

 

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Siting and design of hotels and resorts : principles and case studies for biodiversity conservation
 

A review of the impact of IUCN resolutions on international conservation efforts

 

IUCN Members have issued over 1000 resolutions since the organization's founding in 1948. These have been the Union's most effective means of influencing conservation policy, at species, site, national and global levels.This paper briefly highlights some of the major impacts and influences that these resolutions have had on conservation over the last 64 years.

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Congress impacts on global conservation
 
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Sacred natural sites: guidelines for protected area managers action plan

Sacred sites are the oldest form of protected areas and many of them are very important biodiversity reservoirs. This book will help conservation professionals and the custodians of sacred sites interested in the role of cultural and spiritual values in nature conservation to ensure the long-term survival of such valuable sites.
 

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IUCN knowledge products : the basis for a partnership to support the functions and work programme of IPBES

 This report describes IUCN knowledge products focusing on those which incorporate the spatial distribution of biodiversity information on the land and in the sea. Such knowledge is used to underpin conservation, restoration, marine and land use planning and natural resource management.

 

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Building biodiversity business

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 commercial basis. Based on extensive consultation and analysis, the authors of this new report conclude that there are numerous pro-biodiversity business opportunities that can generate positive financial returns as well as real biodiversity benefits.

 

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