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Lignes directrices pour de meilleures pratiques en matière de tourisme de vision des grands singes

Ces lignes directrices ont été développées à l’intention des sites de tourisme de vision des grands singes existants et potentiels, et qui désirent améliorer le degré auquel leur programme contribue à la conservation plutôt qu’à l’exploitation des grands singes. Cette publication doit être considérée comme une part essentielle de la boîte à outils pour tout site pratiquant le tourisme de vision des grands singes ou intéressé à le faire dans le cadre de son programme de conservation.

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Lignes directrices pour de meilleures pratiques en matière de tourisme de vision des grands singes
 

Climate change and biodiversity in the European Union overseas entities

This publication offers for the first time a comparative analysis of the 28 overseas entities of the European Union. It starts with a thematic analysis presenting the transversal threats on overseas entities in the face of climate change. Subsequent sections, specific for each of the 28 entities, provide some contextual data and an overview of their remarkable biodiversity, in addition to presenting the new threats resulting from climate change.

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Climate change and biodiversity in the European Union overseas entities
 

Parcs et réserves du Niger : évaluation de l'efficacité de gestion des aires protégées

Les aires protégées du Niger couvrent environ 6,6% du territoire national. Souvent, l’inadéquation des ressources humaines disponibles, combinée au climat d’insécurité qui règne dans certaines zones, rend ces aires protégées vulnérables aux multiples pressions qui s’exercent sur elles, telles que le braconnage, l’utilisation illégale des terres, l’exploitation du bois et des produits forestiers non ligneux ou l’exploitation minière. Cette étude avance un certain nombre de recommandations pour tenter d’améliorer cette situation.

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Evaluation de l'efficacité de la gestion des aires protégées: parcs et réserves du Niger
 

Saiga Antelope trade: global trends with a focus on South-East Asia

The aim of this project was to compile up-to-date information on current trade in Saiga products and derivatives, focusing on some key areas. These key areas included analysis of global trade in Saiga parts and derivatives, undertaking market research in Malaysia and Singapore, compiling information on the population status, levels of poaching and trade in Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Uzbekistan, and providing information on the availability and management of stockpiles of Saiga parts in some important consumer States, such as China.

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Saiga Antelope trade
 
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Adapting to global change : Mediterranean forests

This book, in English, French and Spanish, provides an overview of the Mediterranean forest conservation and management challenges posed by climate change. It addresses relevant issues, like forests’ vulnerability to climate change and past climate change responses which may guide future policies and actions.

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Wildlife in a changing world : An analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

Wildlife in a Changing World presents an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Beginning with an explanation of the IUCN Red List as a key conservation tool, it goes on to discuss the state of the worlds species and provides the latest information on the patterns of species facing extinction in some of the most important ecosystems in the world, highlighting the reasons behind their declining status. Areas of focus in the report include: freshwater biodiversity, the status of the worlds marine species, species susceptibility to climate change impacts, the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot, and broadening the coverage of biodiversity assessments.

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The precautionary principle in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management : an issues paper for policy-makers, researchers and practitioners

The precautionary principle, or precautionary approach, is now widely accepted in environmental law and policy at international and, increasingly, national level. However, the principle remains highly controversial, its meaning contested, its acceptance and implementation inconsistent across sectors and contexts and its impacts unclear. This paper aims to inform and assist IUCN and its members in developing greater shared understanding of the meaning and implementation of the principle in the context of biodiversity conservation and natural resource management, respecting priorities of both conservation and sustainable development.  

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Antelopes : global survey and regional action plans. Part 3 : West and Central Africa

Part 3 of the Antelopes, Global Survey and Regional Action Plans completes the coverage of the Ethiopian Fauna Region. What distinguishes this portion of the earth from others is the wealth of the megafauna, of which antelopes constitute a dominant component. All major climatic-vegetation zones are included, from the lowland rain forests of the Congo basin and West Africa to the Great Saharan Desert. 

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