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Field guide to seagrasses of the Red Sea

The purpose of this publication is to provide naturalists, resource managers and scientists with a simple guide to identify all species of seagrasses in the Red Sea. Each species is described in detail using photographs of key and diagnostic features.

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Seagrasses of the Red Sea
 

Andros iguana : conservation action plan, 2005-2011

The endangered Andros iguana is the largest native terrestrial vertebrate, and the only iguana (of 3 species) in the Bahamas that is not confined presently to small cays. The Andros iguana is unique to Andros Island and despite the recent formation of a national park on North Andros Island in 2002, the population is declining. This document presents a comprehensive plan for conservation measures considered essential to the long-term survival of this flagship species in the wild.

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Andros iguana: conservation action plan, 2005-2011
 

Elephant meat trade in Central Africa : summary report

The overall objective of the study is to enhance knowledge of contemporary elephant meat market dynamics, patterns and trends in Central African countries by undertaking an elephant meat trade impact study. The results aim to establish a baseline data set of variables that can subsequently be monitored to assess trends in meat and ivory trade at the site level.

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Island invasives: eradication and management: proceedings of the International Conference on Island Invasives

This publication stems from a conference held in Auckland in 2010. The conference covered any aspect of invasive species relating to natural insular ecosystems. This book has four sections. The first deals with overviews and attempted eradications. The second introduces new technologies and approaches to eradications, such as dealing with multiple invasive species. The third concentrates on the results and outcomes, especially responses by native species and the final section covers the roles and approaches that involve people, policy and invasion prevention.

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West Indian iguanas: status survey and conservation action plan

The West Indian Iguanas are among the most endangered of the world's lizards, primarily because much of their fragile island habitat has been eliminated by human development or severely degraded by exotic species. Because iguanas are likely to be important seed dispersers for many endemic plants, their loss has serious consequences for the ecosystems in which they live.

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Turning the tide: the eradication of invasive species, proceedings of the International conference on eradication of island invasives

This collection of papers and abstracts focuses on sharing available knowledge to combat the threat of invasive alien species. Turning the tide of biological invasion by eradicating invasive species can yield substantial benefits for biodiversity conservation. As more eradications are attempted worldwide, it is increasingly important that lessons are learned from each and every one of these attempts, whether successful or unsuccessful.

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Seagrasses and sand dunes

Seagrass meadows and sand dunes are lesser known coastal ecosystems located landward from coral reefs and sometimes seaward from mangroves. These ecosystems are also important for coastal communities because of the services they provide and are critical components of a vital, interdependent and interconnected series of coastal ecosystems.

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Links between biodiversity conservation, livelihoods and food security: the sustainable use of wild species for meat

The global use of wild animals for meat is now the primary illegal activity in many protected areas, and growing human populations and a lack of livelihood options suggest that demand for wild meat will continue to rise. This publication contains background information presented to participants at a workshop in Yaoundé, Cameroon – the aim of which was to forge functional links among the various stakeholders concerned with the unsustainable use of wild fauna for food.

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