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The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in northern Africa

This assessment is the first overview of the conservation status of 877 northern African freshwater species belonging to five taxonomic groups—fish, molluscs, dragonflies and damselflies, freshwater crabs and aquatic plants—in accordance with the IUCN regional Red List guidelines. Species at risk of regional extinction are mapped and conservation measures are proposed to reduce the probability of future declines.

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Conservation à l’échelle du Paysage dans le Bassin du Congo : Leçons tirées du Programme régional pour l’environnement en Afrique centrale (CARPE)

Cette publication ambitieuse se concentre sur les leçons apprises pendant dix ans d’approches appliquées de la conservation dans le cadre du Programme régional pour l’environnement en Afrique centrale (CARPE), qui opère dans neuf pays couvrant l’intégralité du Bassin du Congo. Cette publication comprend 27 études de cas de conservation appliquée, ainsi que sept articles généraux faisant la synthèse des résultats des études de cas qui couvrent différents domaines thématiques.

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Best practice guidelines for great ape tourism

These guidelines have been developed for both existing and potential great apes tourism sites that wish to improve the degree to which their programme contributes to the conservation rather than the exploitation of great apes. This publication should be viewed as an essential part of the toolkit for any site practising or considering great ape tourism as part of its conservation programme.

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Great ape tourism
 

The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in western Africa

This publication is a regional assessment of the status and distribution of 1,395 taxa of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, crabs, and selected families of aquatic plants from across western Africa.

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The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in southern Africa

This study is a regional assessment of 1,279 taxa of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, crabs, and selected families of aquatic plants from across southern Africa. Distribution ranges have been mapped for the majority of species, hence providing an important tool for application to the conservation and development planning processes.  

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Chimpanzés d'Afrique de l'Ouest : état de conservation de l'espèce et plan d'action

Ce plan d’action concerne l’une des quatre sous-espèces de chimpanzés, le chimpanzé d’Afrique occidentale, qui est l’une des deux sous-espèces les plus menacées d’extinction. Le but de cette publication est de mettre fin ou d’inverser le déclin du nombre de chimpanzés en Afrique occidentale en attirant toujours plus l’attention sur leur sort et en présentant un plan d’action qui représente un consensus parmi toutes les parties qui sont impliquées dans la conservation des chimpanzés.

 

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Antelopes : global survey and regional action plans, part 4 : North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

The fourth part in a series of action plan, this publication covers less than one-quarter of the world's antelope species that are found in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Herds numbering in the tens of thousands formerly occurred across the steppes and semi-deserts of Eurasia and India, but these have nearly all been reduced to fractions of their earlier size. Populations are fragmented across the region and several species have disappeared altogether during recent decades. The challenge for the 21st century is to ensure that other species whose status is currently precarious do not follow them into extinction.

 

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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 world's 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.

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