Humanity’s ongoing destruction of nature threatens the survival of our species, a group of former foreign ministers has warned, calling on leaders to step back from “the precipice” of irreversible ecological ruin and protect the planet.
Prominent Cook Islands environmentalist, Jacqui Evans, has set up the Moana Foundation to help support non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country. Ms Evans last year won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her work in establishing the country's huge marine reserve, the Marae
UNESCO World Heritage Work session report: our sea of islands Forum, Honolulu, Hawaii, Wednesday, 31 January 2007
The World Heritage Convention is one of the five global multilateral environmental agreements (the others being the Convention on Biological Diversity, Ramsar, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, and the Convention on Migratory Species). The World Heritage Convention focuses on conservation of outstanding natural and cultural heritage by recognizing the world's best heritage areas on the World Heritage List, as well as by encouraging heritage conservation at the national level. Only States Parties on the Convention can nominate sites to the World Heritage List.
Powerpoint presentation on priorities emerging from the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014
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Review of the biology and ecology of the Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) and some implications for management of this invasive species
The Indian, or common, myna, Acridotheres tristis (Sturnidae: Passeriformes: Aves) was introduced throughout New Zealand in the 1870?s by locals and Acclimatisation Societies (Bull et al., 1985). Birds subsequently established in most of the North Island, with high densities present in the urban and suburban areas. Common mynas continue to flourish in the northern and central North Island, and are usually more abundant than most native birds in gardens and parks (LCR, 2008)
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Governance of Protected Areas : from understanding to action / Gouvernance des Aires Protégées: de la compréhension á l'action
As biodiversity becomes rarer and increasingly precious,
References on pages 117-124
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Physical Description: 124p. : ill. (col.), maps, tables, diagrams
The 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg confirmed that global sustainable development and poverty reduction requires a healthier and more sustainably managed ocean. WSSD paid special attention to coral reefs, which are critical for many countries, especially the Small Island Developing States.
Locally-managed marine areas: a guide for practitioners = Aires marines localement gerees : guide de soutien pour une gestion adaptative reposant sur la communaute
This publication was made possible through the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the UK Darwin Initiative, European Commission, and the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN).
How is your MPA doing? : a guidebook of natural and social indicators for evaluating Marine Protected Area Management effectiveness
This guidebook offers managers and other conservation practitioners1 a process and methods to evaluate the effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPAs) for the purposes of adaptive management. The evaluation is based on indicators that measure the effectiveness of management actions in attaining goals and objectives that are specific to MPAs, the marine environment and coastal communities. It presents a flexible approach that can be used in many types of MPAs, such as multiple-use areas or no-take zones, where each may have different goals and objectives.
Based on our analysis, our overall conclusion is
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Physical Description: 52p. : ill. (col.) ; 29cm.