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Mediterranean submarine canyons : ecology and governance

Conservation of deep-sea features, such as canyons, requires improving our understanding of the biological and ecological role of these ecosystems, threats and conservation issues, limits and chances of national and international jurisdictions. This report is intended to meet this need by reviewing interdisciplinary contributions of experts from various Mediterranean countries.

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Mediterranean canyons

Protected landscapes and wild biodiversity

Protected landscapes are a strong option for biodiversity conservation in human-influenced landscapes and seascapes and often contain threatened or endemic species. There is now a growing interest in the nature conservation benefits of protected landscapes - do they really protect wild biodiversity? These case studies show that there is good evidence that the approach can deliver effective biodiversity conservation.

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Protected landscapes - wild biodiversity

Atlas du Parc National d’Al Hoceima

Le Parc National d’Al Hoceima est la plus importante aire protégée de la côte méditerranéenne du Maroc. C’est une région de contrastes, aux paysages variés et à la diversité physique et biologique exceptionnelle. Sa géologie, son orographie et son exposition aux influences maritimes humides représentent les principaux facteurs de son originalité naturelle. Le Parc englobe un ensemble de milieux de grande valeur biologique.

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Atlas du Parc National d'Al Hoceima

Performance assessment of bycatch and discards governance by regional fisheries management organizations

Regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) play a critical role in global fisheries governance. Thirteen RFMOs, conducted a performance assessment of governance of bycatch, including discards, the findings of which enabled the identification of priority gaps and provide the first comprehensive baseline against which to track future progress in filling identified bycatch governance deficits.

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Bycatch and discards

Integrating business skills into ecotourism operations

This book is designed to help conservation organisations, community-based organisations and protected area managers plan and run effective ecotourism businesses. It was created as part of the Business Skills Transfer Programme for Ecotourism Development, a joint effort by IUCN and Kuoni Group aimed at supporting conservation organisations in managing ecotourism-related businesses through business skills, knowledge and experience sharing.


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Integrating business skills

Marine mammals and sea turtles of the Mediterranean and Black Seas

This booklet summarizes the current global status of visitor and vagrant cetaceans in the Mediterranean and the status of the endemic cetacean species in the Black Sea, the conservation status of the only Mediterranean seal species, and the latest information available on marine turtles.

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Marine mammals and sea turtles of the Mediterranean and Black Seas

El cambio climático en los Andes y la Amazonía : preguntas frecuentes

Qué es el cambio climático, cómo se produce, cómo nos afecta. Qué es el conocimiento tradicional y por qué es importante. Qué son los ecosistemas andino y amazónico y por qué son importantes. Qué respuestas tenemos para enfrentar al cambio climático. Este documento ofrece de manera sencilla y breve las respuestas a estas y otras preguntas que constituyen conceptos claves del proyecto El clima cambia.

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El Cambio Climatico



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