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Established in 1972, works to encourage sustainable development through sound environmental practices everywhere. Its activities cover a wide range of issues, from atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems, the promotion of environmental science and information, to an early warning and emergency response capacity to deal with environmental disasters and emergencies.
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Odontocetes The Toothed Whales : CMS Technical Series No .24
Stock Code 3957, UNEP 2011 Paperback 312 Pages Price USD 50.00
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Based on his Review of Small Cetaceans first published online in 2001, Boris M. Culik describes in this encyclopaedia all 72 toothed whale species (odontocetes), from the smallest, the Gulf of California vaquita to the largest, the giganti sperm whale. This book presents the most recent scientific findings on the distribution, migration, behaviour and threats related to all odontocetes. Up-to-date maps provided by the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group show the currently known distribution of each species. Colour illustrations by Maurizio Würtz, Genoa University and Artescienza, Italy, provide a realistic view of these marine mammals and nicely complement the book. 

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Submarine Cables and the Oceans: Connecting the World
Stock Code 3829, UNEP 2010 Paperback 64 Pages Price USD 30.00
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There are many things and services in our everyday life that we take for granted, and telecommunications is one of them. technology that enables us to do so. This report covers the history and nature of cables, their special status in international law, their interaction with the environment and other ocean users and, finally, the challenges of the future.

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Blue Carbon : The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon
Stock Code 3804, UNEP 2009 Paperback 78 Pages Price USD 25.00
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This report explores the potential for mitigating the impacts of climate change by improved management and protection of marine ecosystems and especially the vegetated coastal habitat, or blue carbon sinks.

The objective of this report is to highlight the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems in maintaining our climate and in assisting policy makers to mainstream an oceans agenda into national and international climate change initiatives. While emissions’ reductions are currently at the centre of the climate change discussions, the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems has been vastly overlooked.

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The Role of Supply Chains in Addressing the Global Seafood Crisis
Stock Code DTI/1218/PA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 76 Pages Price USD 30.00
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This publication provides guidance to the various stakeholders in the fisheries sector on the tools and actions necessary to address the challenges contributing to the global food crisis. The document reviews the complexities surrounding the current decline, and in some cases collapse, of global fish stocks.

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Oil Spill in the Kerch Strait : Ukriaine Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
Stock Code DEP/1080/GE, UNEP 2008 Paperback 2008 Price USD 35.00
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The report lists recommendations to help Ukraine complete its recovery from the oil spill that occurred in the Kerch Strait in November 2007, when a severe storm caused the Volgoneft-139 to release over 1,300 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea.

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Caribbean Sea/Colombia & Venezuela, Central America & Mexico Giwa Regional assessment 3b, 3c
Stock Code 3597, UNEP 2006 Paperback 96 pages Price USD 20.00
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This report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the Colombia & Venezuela and Central America & Mexico sub-systems – located in GIWA region 3, the Caribbean Sea. The regional team identified habitat and community modification as the priority concern of both sub-systems.

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Caspian Sea
Stock Code 3599, UNEP 2006 Paperback 92 pages Price USD 20.00
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This report presents the Caspian Sea – the largest land-locked water body on earth, bordered by five countries and influenced by three more in the catchment area.

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Humboldt Current
Stock Code 3601, UNEP 2006 Paperback 100 pages Price USD 20.00
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This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Humboldt Current region, located along western South America, stretching from the Ecuadorian-Colombian border to the south of Chile.

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Our Precious Coasts : Marine Pollution, Climate Change and the Resilience of Coastal Ecosystems
Stock Code 3621, UNEP 2006 Paperback 38 pages Price USD 12.00
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The ability of coral reefs to survive in a globally-warming world may crucially depend on the levels of pollution to which they are exposed, new findings indicate.
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Oyashio Current
Stock Code 3602, UNEP 2006 Paperback 60 pages Price USD 20.00
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This report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the Oyashio Current region – one of the most productive waters in East Asia.

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Sea of Okhotsk
Stock Code 3603, UNEP 2006 Paperback 72 pages Price USD 20.00
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This report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the Sea of Okhotsk region. Rapid population growth and economic development have led to increasing pollution loads in the Amur River basin – the region’s largest drainage basin – placing increasing pressure on its diverse ecosystems.

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The State of the Marine Environment : Trends and Processes
Stock Code DEP/0822/HA, UNEP 2006 Paperback 42 pages Price USD 10.00
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This report provides an overview of the current state of the coastal and marine environment in relation to the nine catagories of threats outlined by the GPA.
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