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Fishing and tourism in the Vanuatu economy

This report focuses on the role and importance of the fishing and tourism industries in Vanuatu’s economy. It presents an overview of the country, its economy, the fishing and tourism industries, and the importance of each industry to urban and rural economies. The report summarizes the evidence presented and discusses possible future growth paths for each industry.

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Fishing and tourism in Vanuatu economy

The conservation status of North American, Central American, and Caribbean chondrichthyans

This report includes the first compilation of conservation status assessments for the 282 chondrichthyan species (sharks, rays, and chimaeras) recorded from North American, Central American, and Caribbean waters.  A primary aim of the report is to inform of the development of chondrichthyan research, conservation, and management priorities for the region.


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Conservation status of North American, Central American and the Caribbean chondrichthyans

IUCN situation analysis on East and Southeast Asian intertidal habitats, with particular reference to the Yellow Sea (including the Bohai Sea)

This assessment of the state and condition of intertidal habitats along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway was commissioned in response to growing concerns over observed declines in biodiversity, loss of ecological services, and an increase in ecological disasters. The report aims to present as clear a picture of the status of the intertidal zone as data allows. It makes no recommendations, but should serve as a resource for those stakeholders empowered to make or influence decisions and policies in the region.


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IUCN situation analysis on East and Southeast Asian intertidal habitats.

Guide to some invasive plants affecting Lake Tanganyika

This booklet describes some of the invasive plants present in and around Lake Tanganyika that are affecting its environment and biodiversity. Each species is described and illustrated so that it can be recognised and distinguished from other plants. There is a small section on each species and its likely impacts on the lake and its contents (often derived from experiences in other lakes and wetlands), its means of spreading ways of managing it if the species becomes invasive.


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Guide to some invasive plants affecting Lake Tanganyika

Sacred species and sites : advances in biocultural conservation

This publication provides new insights into biocultural diversity conservation. It explores sacred landscapes, sites, plants and animals from around the world to demonstrate the links between nature conservation and spiritual beliefs and traditions. Key conceptual topics are connected to case studies, as well as modern and ancient spiritual insights, guiding the reader through the various issues from fundamental theory and beliefs to pratical applications.


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Fishing and tourism in the Fijian economy

This report presents an overview of the economy of Fiji with an emphasis on the fishing and tourism industries and their contributions to the broader economy. It highlights the important role natural resources fulfill not only in the tourism and fishing industries, but in the broader economy.


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Fishing and tourism in the Fijian economy

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.


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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