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Protected area staff training : guidelines for planning and management

Training of protected area (PA) staff is more and more recognized as a vital component of efficient protected area management. The principal goal of PA staff training is to raise the capacity of PA managers to adapt to new challenges, using innovative and creative approaches. These Guidelines treat each training course as a project that follows the classic project cycle: from identifying training needs through resourcing, development and delivery of training to assessment of the use of the competences acquired.

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Sustainable tourism and natural World Heritage : priorities for action

The aim of this study is to examine the gaps in our understanding of how tourism development affects natural World Heritage Sites in order to support the development of sustainable tourism these sites. This study hopes to encourage tourism development that while protecting the integrity of the site, also brings income generation opportunities for local communities associated with World Heritage Sites, offers financial and other support for the conservation of the sites, and contributes to visitors’ awareness about the values of nature.

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The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in central Africa

One of the main reasons cited for inadequate representation of biodiversity in the development processes is a lack of readily available information on inland water taxa. In response to this need for basic for information on species, the IUCN Species Programme conducted a regional assessment of the status and distribution of 2,261 taxa of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, crabs and selected families of aquatic plants from throughout central Africa.

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Pratique des industries extractives en Afrique de l'Ouest

Cette synthèse compare pour les quatre pays l’historique et les perspectives de l’exploitation minière, les cadres juridiques et règlementaires relatifs à l’environnement, les caractéristiques environnementales et sociales des zones étudiées, les études sociales et environnementales de l’état initial et d’études d’impact environnemental. Elle fait ensuite le point sur la situation des concessions minières dans les sites d’étude de cas et sur les pratiques observées puis résume les principales conclusions et recommandations.

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Guidelines for applying protected area management categories

IUCN’s Protected Areas Management Categories, which classify protected areas according to their management objectives, are today accepted as the benchmark for defining, recording and classifying protected areas.These guidelines provide as much clarity as possible regarding the meaning and application of the Categories. They describe the definition of the Categories and discuss application in particular biomes and management approaches.

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Estimating the value of ecotourism in the Djoudj National Bird Park in Senegal

This report presents the results of an economic study of the willingness to pay (WTP) of recreational visitors to the Djoudj National Bird Park in northern Senegal, based on interviews with 647 visitors to the park conducted in early 2003. The study forms part of a broader economic analysis of the costs and benefits of the park.

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Industries extractives dans les zones arides et semi-arides : planification et gestion de l'environnement

Cette publication a pour but de contribuer à des approches de planification et de gestion qui minimisent la dégradation des terres et la désertification dans les zones arides et semi-arides comme conséquence des opérations de l’industrie extractive. Des orientations opérationnelles ainsi que politiques sont inclues pour aider les départements gouvernementaux responsables des problèmes d’octroi de licences, de la planification et du suivi des activités des industries extractives à prendre en compte les aspects environnementaux et de développement dans leur prise de décision.

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The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in northern Africa

This assessment is the first overview of the conservation status of 877 northern African freshwater species belonging to five taxonomic groups—fish, molluscs, dragonflies and damselflies, freshwater crabs and aquatic plants—in accordance with the IUCN regional Red List guidelines. Species at risk of regional extinction are mapped and conservation measures are proposed to reduce the probability of future declines.

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