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Overview of the conservation status of the marine fishes of the Mediterranean Sea

This report reviews the conservation status of all native marine fishes occurring in the Mediterranean Sea, based on the assessments for 513 species and 6 subspecies using the IUCN’s Red List methodology. It identifies those marine fish species that are threatened with extinction at the regional level so that appropriate conservation actions can be taken to improve their conservation status.

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Marine fauna, Fish, Endangered species, Red data, Fisheries, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean Sea Sparidae, Labridae, Scombridae Species
 

Lignes directrices pour la planification de la gestion des aires protégées

Un plan de gestion est un document qui établit l’approche de la gestion et ses objectifs et qui comprend aussi un cadre pour prendre des décisions, à appliquer dans l’aire protégée pendant une période donnée. Ces lignes directrices, fondées sur des bonnes pratiques utilisées en de nombreux endroits du monde entier, constituent un cadre de travail que les planificateurs d’aires protégées peuvent consulter et adapter aux besoins et aux circonstances qui leur sont propres.

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Coral reef resilience assessment of the Bonaire National Marine Park, Netherlands Antilles : surveys from 31 May to 7 June, 2009

Although Bonaire’s coral reefs remain among the healthiest and most resilient in the Caribbean, this IUCN report based on the IUCN Resilience Assessment of Coral Reefs highlights some of the threats that exist to Bonaire’s coral reefs, and which could have serious implications for resilience to future climate change and other threats. The report identified recommendations for addressing the current threats, as well as high and low resilience sites.

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Discovering the Coastal and Marine Environment in West Africa

This knowledge handbook, produced in the framework of the Regional Environmental Education Programme of PRCM, describes the coastal and marine environment of the countries involved in this programme (Mauritania, Senegal, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea and Sierra Leone). It is mainly directed to teachers so as to help them transmit to the youth the great value of their common heritage and the necessity to conserve it for future generations.

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Coastal and marine environment in West Africa
 
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Status of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean sea

The main aim of this report is to assess progress towards a network of ecologically representative and effectively managed MPAs that meets international obligations for conservation of the Mediterranean Sea. Specifically, results of this survey were used to measure Mediterranean progress towards the CBD targets of establishing a coherent network of MPAs by 2012 and to protect at least 10% of the Mediterranean Sea by 2010.

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Marine and coastal protected areas : a guide for planners and managers

This is a new editon of the classic textbook on marine protected area (MPA) management in the tropics, originally produced as an output of the Bali World Parks Congress in 1982. With new case studies and ilustrations, the guide comes in a water-resistant cover for field use. It is intended for those who plan individual and/or national MPA systems and gives philosophical context for MPAs along with some basic principles and approaches.

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Towards sustainable fisheries law : a comparative analysis

With the growing scarcity of fish resources, instruments of fisheries management become crucial. This publication suggests a legal approach to this isssue, and focuses on six case studies: Indonesia, Kenya, Namibia, Brazil, Mexico and the EU. The case studies are preceded by an analysis of the international law requirements concerning fisheries management, with a focus on fisheries in Exclusive Economic Zones. The final part of the book summarises the case studies and develops a proposal for a ‘legal clinic’ for fisheries management.

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Coral reefs

This beautifully illustrated publication – the first in a series of booklets on coastal ecosystems – is aimed at the general public, as well as decision-makers and coastal developers. Using simple language it provides an overview of the different types of corals in existence, a description of the main threats to which they are exposed; and a short summary of action being taken to protect one of the world’s most important resources.

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