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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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Green Hills, Blue Cities : An Ecosystems Approach to Water Resources
Stock Code 3913, UNEP 2011 Paperback 68 Pages Price USD 30.00
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This report shows that there is a way forward for a more sustainable future where restoration of ecosystems, often in the green hills and watersheds surrounding cities, can provide cheaper, efficient and resilient water supply systems in a changing world.

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Ocean Zoning making marine management more effective - SALE
Stock Code 3867 , UNEP 2010 Hardback 220 Pages Price USD 60.00
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Our knowledge of the oceans is increasing rapidly, as more powerful tools for exploration and exploitation make it easier to locate valuable resources, such as fish stocks, oil and gas reserves, or sites for wind and hydropower schemes.

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Hydropolitical Vulnerability & Resilience Along International Waters - ASIA
Stock Code DEW/1185/NA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 184 Pages Price USD 40.00
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There is an increasing annual demand for water drawn from Asia’s international rivers for domestic, agricultural, industrial, and environment purposes. As a result, nations sharing river systems, lakes and aquifers are vulnerable to tensions and conflicts, which in many are intensified by climate variation and climate change. This report focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing Asia: a continent with intensively utilized groundwater and surface water resources.

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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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Hydropolitical Vulnerability & Resilience along International Waters EUROPE
Stock Code DEW/1184/NA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 178 Pages Price USD 40.00
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The hydro-vulnerability of Europe is governed by the institutions created to resolve transboundary water issues in a cooperative manner that attempts to prevent potential conflict.

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Sustainable Coastal Tourism : An integrated planning management approach
Stock Code DTI/1091/PA, UNEP 2009 Paperback 152 Pages Price USD 40.00
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This handbook was conceived as a practical tool to be used by decision- makers and practitioners in both tourism sector and ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management).

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East African Rift Valley Lakes
Stock Code 3598, UNEP 2006 Paperback 156 pages Price USD 20.00
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This report presents the assessment of Lakes Turkana, Tanganyika, Victoria and Malawi – the largest of the East African Rift Valley Lakes and among the oldest lakes in the world.

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Eastern Equatorial Pacific
Stock Code 3600, UNEP 2006 Paperback 96 pages Price USD 20.00
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This report presents the assessment of the GIWA Eastern Equatorial Pacific region, which includes parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia.

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Mekong River
Stock Code 3604, UNEP 2006 Paperback 75 pages Price USD 20.00
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This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Mekong River region which comprises parts of Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Amazon Basin - GIWA Regional Assessment 40B
Stock Code 3459, UNEP 2004 Paperback 78 pages Price USD 20.00
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This report presents the assessment of the Amazon Basin - the largest basin on the planet and also one of the least understood.

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