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Polar bears: proceedings of the 15th Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 June–3 July 2009

These proceedings provide an overview of the ongoing research and management activities on polar bears in the circumpolar Arctic. They address more recent concerns of threats arising as a consequence of increased human activities in both the Arctic and in regions far beyond the Arctic. They also provide a more comprehensive assessment of all threats to the status of each polar bear subpopulation.

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Selective fishing and balanced harvest in relation to fisheries and ecosystem sustainability

This document reports on the results of a workshop on selective fishing and balanced harvest which took place in Nagoya in October 2010. The workshop examined the extent to which selective fishing as currently and traditionally practiced is able to contribute effectively to both ecosystem and fisheries sustainability. The workshop also discussed what a shift from the conventional paradigm of gear/fishery selectivity to that of a more “balanced harvest” would imply for the ecological and management dimensions of sustainability.

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Sustainable development of the world’s large marine ecosystems during climate change

This book’s opening three chapters by world renown leaders argue for coalitions of industries, governments, and citizens to lead actions for promoting sustainable development of world resources and implementing reductions in greenhouse gases. The chapters that follow describe actions underway in a global movement to restore and sustain the world’s Large Marine Ecosystems and their multi-trillion dollar annual contribution to the world economy.

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Sustainable development of the world’s large marine ecosystems during climate change
 

Global re-introduction perspectives 2010 : additional case-studies from around the globe

This second issue of the Global Re-introduction Perspectives provides 72 case-studies covering invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and plants. The case-studies are presented in the same format as the 2008 issue and the case-studies are vividly illustrated with color photographs.

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Global re-introduction perspectives
 
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International ocean governance : using international law and organizations to manage marine resources sustainably

This report evaluates the effectiveness of international agreements and organizations and recommends numerous improvements. It includes a series of tables and maps, which can be easily updated. The tables present a problem-oriented summary of global and regional legal instruments and an indication of the scientific, technical, and legal guidance offered by international bodies.  

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Sharks and their relatives : ecology and conservation

This report emphasizes the widely-acknowledged need to improve shark fishery monitoring, expand biological research and take management action. It serves as an introduction to the ecology, status and conservation of the sharks and their relatives for a general audience. Shark fisheries can only be managed sustainably, and shark populations remain viable, with the introduction of new conservation and management initiatives.

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The great reshuffling : human dimensions of invasive alien species

While the issue of invasive alien species (IAS) has important biological components, the human dimensions deserve much greater attention. Humans, with all their diversity of quirks, strengths, and weaknesses, are at the heart of the problem of IAS and, paradoxically, also at the heart of the solution. This compilation of papers delivered during a workshop on the human dimensions of the IAS problem, held in Cape Town, South Africa on 15-17 September 2000, covers some of the many causes, consequences and responses to this problem.

 

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Net gains : linking fisheries management, international trade and sustainable development

An overview of the relationship between trade liberalisation under the WTO and the requirements of sustainable fisheries management. This document provides a helpful reference for use in trade and environment issues. Using fisheries as an issue requiring urgent attention, it illustrates a range of conservation issues in the trade agenda including subsidies, eco-labels, and trade barriers.

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