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Invasive Plants: Ecological and Agricultural Aspects. Inderjit (Editor), 2005.

The study of plant invasions is the science that attempts to understand causes and consequences of plant introductions outside their native areas. Invasive plants have an impact on global biodiversity and ecosystem function, and their management is a complex and formidable task. The applied aspects of this study include the health and economic impacts of invasions. Although research on plant invasions has progressed remarkable during recent decades, scientists are still looking for answers to basic question » Download.

Hướng dẫn quản lý khu bảo tồn thiên nhiên.
Guide to Natural Reserve Management.
Edited by: Nguyễn Hữu Dũng & Nguyễn Thị Yến, 2008.

Trải qua hơn bốn thập kỷ hình thành và phát triển, đến nay hệ thống khu bảo tồn thiên nhiên của Việt nam gồm 164 khu rừng đặc dụng (bao gồm 30 Vườn Quốc Gia, 69 khu dự trữ thiên nhiên, 45 khu Bảo vệ cảnh quan, 20 khu nghiên cứu thực nghiệm khoa học) và 03 khu bảo tồn biển chứa đựng các hệ sinh thái, cảnh quan đặc trưng với giá trị đa dạng sinh học tiêu biểu cho hệ sinh thái trên cạn, đất ngập nước và trên biển đã và đang được xây dựng trên khắp các vùng, miền cả nước. Đây là những tài sản thiên nhiên quý báu không chỉ có giá trị trước mắt cho thế hệ hôm nay mà còn là di sản của nhân loại mãi mãi về sau » Download.

The 21 Century Land Use Change. European Landowners' Organization.

The essence of this paper is that the world faces two challenges, for food and for environment. These challenges will be tougher in the next half century than in the last. Globally, we have to repeat the trick performed in the 20th Century of feeding a doubled population, of richer, longer-living people. Yet, this Century, we have to do it with a dramatically lower negative impact on the environment, especially water and atmospheric pollution, and probable provide a significant share of renewable energy from land based resources too. As living standards rise so too do public expectations about the quality of food, how it is produced and the state of environment » Download.

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Genetically modified organisms and biosafety : a background paper for decision-makers and others to assist in consideration of GMO issues. Young, Tomme, 2004.

Biosafety and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are amongst the most complex of biodiversity issues: from species conservation, to sustainable livelihoods, to socio-cultural policy. The greatest GMO-related need shared by all decision-makers – governmental, civil society, and industrial – is for unbiased background information and a framework for evaluating new evidence. This detailed, background analysis aims to enable IUCN and its Members determine how they should "advance leadership, research, analysis and dissemination of knowledge regarding the potential ecological impact of the release of genetically modified organisms into the environment, focusing especially on biodiversity, socio-economic impact and food security" » Download.

Ecological restoration : a means of conserving biodiversity and sustaining livelihoods. IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management ; Society for Ecological Restoration International, US, 2004.

This means ecological restoration can be a primary component of conservation and sustainable development programmes throughout the world. What makes ecological restoration uniquely valuable is its inherent capacity to provide people with the opportunity not only to repair ecological damage, but also to improve the human condition. The conservation benefits of restoration are obvious. What is less apparent, but which is at least as important, is that in many instances, ecological restoration has also been able to renew economic opportunities, rejuvenate traditional cultural practices and refocus the aspirations of local communities » Download.

Biodiversity offsets: Views, experience, and the business case. Kerry ten Kate, Josh Bishop and Ricardo Bayon, IUCN, 2004.

Biodiversity offsets are conservation activities intended to compensate for the residual, unavoidable harm to biodiversity caused by development projects. Recent experience with regulatory regimes, such as wetland and conservation banking in the USA, tradable forest conservation obligations in Brazil and habitat compensation requirements in Australia, Canada and the EU, has been supplemented by growing interest in the potential of voluntary biodiversity offsets. This experience suggests that biodiversity offsets may be of value to business, government, local communities and conservation groups alike » Download.

Sacred natural sites : guidelines for protected area managers
Wild, Robert, ed. ; McLeod, Christopher, ed. ; Valentine, Peter, ed.

Sacred sites are the oldest form of protected areas and many of them are very important biodiversity reservoirs. This book will help conservation professionals and the custodians of sacred sites interested in the role of cultural and spiritual values in nature conservation to ensure the long-term survival of such valuable sites » Download.

Guidelines for applying protected area management categories
Lignes directrices pour l'application des catégories de gestion aux aires protégées ; Directrices para la aplicación de las categorías de gestión de áreas protegidas
Dudley, Nigel, ed.

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.They are recognized by international bodies such as the United Nations as well as many national governments. As a result, they are increasingly being incorporated into government legislation. 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 » Download.

Rights-based approaches : Exploring issues and opportunities for conservation. Campese, Jessica, ed. ; Sunderland, Terry, ed. ; Greiber, Thomas, ed. ; Oviedo, Gonzalo, ed.

The links between human rights and biodiversity and natural resource conservation are many and complex. The conservation community is being challenged to take stronger measures to respect human rights and is taking opportunities to further their realisation. ‘Rights-based approaches’ (RBAs) to conservation are a promising way forward, but also raise a myriad of new challenges and questions.This volume gives an overview of key issues and questions in RBA. Experience and dialogue will add to a fuller understanding of the promises and challenges of RBAs to conservation. The aim of this volume is to contribute to that discussion » Download.

Wildlife in a changing world : An analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Vié, Jean-Christophe, ed. ; Hilton-Taylor, Craig, ed. ; Stuart, Simon N., ed.

Wildlife in a Changing World presents an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Beginning with an explanation of the IUCN Red List as a key conservation tool, it goes on to discuss the state of the worlds species and provides the latest information on the patterns of species facing extinction in some of the most important ecosystems in the world, highlighting the reasons behind their declining status. Areas of focus in the report include: freshwater biodiversity, the status of the worlds marine species, species susceptibility to climate change impacts, the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot, and broadening the coverage of biodiversity assessments » Download.

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