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Monitoring marine invasive species in Mediterranean marine protected areas (MPAs): a strategy and practical guide for managers

Marine protected areas (MPAs) across the MedPAN Network face common challenges. The objective of this guide is to aid Mediterranean MPAs in developing an effective invasive alien species (IAS) programme. It contains information on the introduction pathways and impacts of major marine species that have invaded the Mediterranean Sea, on how to monitor and identify them and on what can be done to prevent their establishment and spread in MPAs.

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> Surveillance des espèces envahissantes marines dans les aires marines protégées (AMP) méditerranéennes: guide pratique et stratégique à l'attention des gestionnaires
> Monitoreo de especies marinas invasoras en áreas marinas protegidas (AMP) del Mediterráneo: estrategia y guía práctica para gestores
Monitoring marine invasive species in Mediterranean marine protected areas (MPAs): a strategy and practical guide for managers

Vital but vulnerable: climate change vulnerability and human use of wildlife in Africa’s Albertine Rift

This report brings together a broad range of new and existing information on 2,358 plant and animal species of the Albertine Rift (AR) region of East and Central Africa. A collaborative project assessed the climate change vulnerability of all known Albertine Rift mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, as well as a range of plants, whilst simultaneously gathering detailed information on their use by humans. This powerful combination of climate change vulnerability and use information provided a new tool for assessment of the possible impacts of climate change on the important provisioning services these species provide. These results have been combined with Red List assessments of species’ extinction risk due to non-climate change driven threats, where available.


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Vital but vulnerable: climate change vulnerability and human use of wildlife in Africa’s Albertine Rift

Food security policies: making the ecosystem connections

Ecosystem goods and services make critical contributions to food security by supporting the availability, access and use of foods, and by strengthening the stability of food systems. Ecosystem degradation and weak ecosystem governance not only compromise the ability of developing country populations to farm, access and use food effectively, but also undermine the effectiveness of food security policies. At the same time, inappropriate policies can damage ecosystems and their ability to support food security. An ecosystem-aware approach to food security policymaking goes beyond the conventional focus to take a big-picture view to the development of sustainable food systems.


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> Politiques de sécurité alimentaire: établir des liens avec les écosystèmes
> Políticas de seguridad alimentaria: su conexión con los ecosistemas
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Environmental guidance note for disaster risk reduction: healthy ecosystems for human security and climate change adaptation

This publication was developed to provide guidance on the benefits of and ways to integrate environmental concerns into disaster risk reduction strategies (DRR) at the local and national levels. As recognised and outlined within the Hyogo Framework for Action priority 4, healthy ecosystems and environmental management are considered key actions in DRR. Although the field of disaster risk management has evolved to recognize the need for addressing sustainable development issues for reducing risk, the environmental dimension has not to date received adequate attention and practical guidance.


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Environmental guidance note for disaster risk reduction

Guidelines for reintroductions and other conservation translocations: version 1.0

These guidelines are designed to be applicable to the full spectrum of conservation translocations. They are based on principle rather than example and are designed to provide guidance on the justification, design and implementation of any conservation translocation.


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Guidelines for reintroductions and other conservation translocations

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