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The legal aspects of connectivity conservation: a concept paper

This publication aims to advance conceptual thinking and legal understanding about important law and policy tools and options for supporting the connectivity of protected area systems. The legal research and analyses span international, regional, national and local levels. A range of legal instruments, from conservation and sustainable use laws to land use planning, development control, voluntary conservation and economic instruments are explored. The paper offers concrete ideas of existing and potential legal tools and approaches that countries can use immediately to initiate priority connectivity conservation actions and to strengthen them progressively. It provides a conceptual baseline for future research and case studies to continue to define and develop connectivity conservation law for supporting protected areas and for providing opportunities to address climate change as part of biodiversity conservation agendas.
 

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The Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation - IUCN EPLP No. 85
 

Mediterranean marine protected areas and climate change: a guide to regional monitoring and adaptation opportunities

This publication aims to give some guidance on how to measure the impact of climate change on the marine biodiversity of protected areas and how to improve planning for the mitigation of future impact. It also summarizes the most important threats to and effects on Mediterranean marine biodiversity that have been observed to date and outlines the many uncertainties that still exist in understanding ecological responses to climate change.

 

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Mediterranean marine protected areas and climate change: a guide to regional monitoring and adaptation opportunities
 

Capitalisation de bonnes pratiques en matière de gouvernance autour des grands barrages: cas de Niandouba et du confluent au Sénégal

Au cours de la période 2009-2012, la Global Water Initiative (GWI) en Afrique de l’Ouest, pilotée par le consortium formé de l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) et l’Institut International pour l’Environnement et le Développement (IIED), a développé avec les partenaires des actions visant à promouvoir le partage des bénéfices avec les populations locales autour des réservoirs. Après trois ans d’activités de terrain, il est possible de capitaliser aujourd’hui les bonnes pratiques en matière de gouvernance, notamment à partir du cas des barrages de Niandouba et Confluent au Sénégal. Ce document de synthèse présente les leçons apprises en rapport avec les principes de la GIRE, avec un focus sur la concertation entre tous les acteurs locaux et les enjeux fonciers.

 

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Capitalisation de bonnes pratiques en matière de gouvernance autour des grands barrages: cas de Niandouba et du confluent au Sénégal
 

Lemurs of Madagascar: a strategy for their conservation 2013-2016

Many lemur species are on the very brink of extinction. Ninety-one per cent of all lemur taxa (species and subspecies) are now classified as Critically Endangered, Endangered, or Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This publication outlines a three-year strategy for the conservation of the lemurs of Madagascar. The strategy contains 30 action plans for 30 different priority sites for lemur conservation.

 

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Lemurs of Madagascar: a strategy for their conservation 2013-2016
 

Sustainable development of Delft Island: an ecological, socio-economic and archaeological assessment

This publication presents the findings of the physical, ecological, archaeological and socio-economic assessments of Delft Island; a map of Delft Island, illustrating its present land-use patterns, as well as areas that should, potentially, be earmarked for future development and conservation activities; and recommendations for the sustainable development of Delft Island, with a special emphasis on the development of tourism.  

 

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Sustainable development of Delft Island: an ecological, socio-economic and archaeological assessment
 

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