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Integrating economics into resource and environmental management : some recent experiences in the Pacific

In 2009, IUCN-Oceania Regional Office in partnership with SOPAC and SPC established the Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN). The PREEN was established in response to a need by the small but growing group of practitioners in the Pacific for a professional body to share information and access peer support to conduct natural resource and/or environmental economics in the region. Contained in this document is a subset of papers presented at the Inaugural PREEN Workshop.

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Exploring ecosystem valuation to move towards net positive impact on biodiversity in the mining sector

This study examines the costs of conservation and the value of benefits associated with biodiversity around the QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) project area, with a focus on the Tsitongambarika (TGK) forest complex. The aim is to quantify and value changes in ecosystem services resulting from interventions that deviate from 'business as usual' in TGK, i.e. projected continued deforestation and ecosystem degradation, in favour of some form of forest conservation.

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Blue carbon policy framework : based on the first workshop of the International Blue Carbon Policy Working Group

Development and implementation of blue carbon-based activities now requires strategic policy and incentive mechanisms for coastal conservation, restoration and sustainable use. Currently no broad, strategic program exists to achieve this. To address this, a Blue Carbon Policy Framework has been developed, detailing a coordinated program of policy objectives and activities, needed for the integration of blue carbon into existing initiatives and to support the implementation of coastal management activities.

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Blue carbon policy framework
 

European Red List of non-marine molluscs

This publication summarises results for all of Europe's native freshwater species of mollusc and for a selection of terrestrial mollusc families. About 44% of the freshwater molluscs and 20% of the selected terrestrial molluscs are threatened with extinction at the European level as a result of threats including pollution, dams, and water extraction (mainly for agriculture and drinking purposes) for the freshwater ecosystems and urbanisation, agriculture and recreation activities for the terrestrial molluscs.

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Building biodiversity business

The challenge of building biodiversity business is not trivial. Biodiversity is still largely neglected by private finance. 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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Values and rewards : counting and capturing ecosystem water services for sustainable development

Calculating the economic value of an ecosystem is a means of providing information which can be used to make better and more informed choices about how resources are managed, used and allocated. This publication attempts to address the challenge of using water ecosystem valuation to strengthen river basin management, and to demonstrate its practical utility for decision making. It documents a number of case studies from Africa and Asia where valuation studies have been carried out by IUCN with the specific aim of influencing the policy and management decisions that impact on water ecosystems in river basins.

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Adrift : tales of ocean fragility

This book is a product of the Marine Conservation Sub-Committee, an advisory body on marine species issues within IUCN. The book features twelve stories of different ocean animals that highlight the latest issues in marine conservation. The tales in this exquisitely illustrated book are testament not only to the eccentricity of life in our oceans, but also the diversity of challenges and opportunities we face to conserve these marine marvels.

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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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