Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management

GEF Guidance Documents to Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services in IW Projects.

The Guidance Document to Economic Valuation is aimed at GEF International Waters project managers, economic experts and other stakeholders involved in GEF International Waters projects and more generally those interested in
including the economic valuation of ecosystem services into Transboundary Diagnostic Analyses (TDA) and Strategic Action Programmes (SAP) and linked processes, such as policy and decision makers and environmental and development planners.

Guidelines for applying the IUCN protected area management categories to marine protected areas

The development of this second edition of these guidelines was in part a response to evidence of the widespread incorrect application of the categories to marine protected areas (MPAs). Marine management and sustainable fisheries management are critical elements of good oceans management, but are not the same as protected areas management, where the primary focus is conservation of nature. The primary purpose of these supplementary guidelines is to increase the accuracy and consistency of assignment and reporting of the IUCN categories when applied to marine and coastal protected areas.

Sustaining our Coasts: The Ridge-to-Reef Approach | A Compilation of Technical and Policy Papers (Part 2)

This book is the seventh in a compilation of ten technical and policy papers on Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) in the Philippines. The compilation entitled Sustaining our Coasts: The Ridge-to-Reef Approach aims to provide decision makers, managers and field implementers with a sound policy environment for ICM.

Toward a comprehensive watershed management strategy for Manila Bay : The international experience and lessons learned

Cy Jones of the World Resources Institute (WRI) developed a set of preliminary recommendations for strategies and tools for use in the restoration of Manila Bay. This report presents a brief introduction to Manila Bay issues and the application of lessons learned from other international experience.

Tanzanian Coastal and Marine Resources: Some Examples Illustrating Questions of Sustainable Use

<p>The study describes the status of selected resources from the principal biotopes (coral reefs, mangroves, sea grass beds and beaches) as well as fish stocks, and it examines various forms of their utilisation. Some special cases of endangered species are also examined. The study attempts to analyse questions of sustainable use in relation to ecosystem dynamics, socio-economic processes, institutions and policies.

Guidelines for Establishing Marine Protected Areas

<p>This text offers authoritative advice on the present day planning, policies and practices for marine protected areas. The Guidelines are intended primarily to help nations and states to establish national representative systems of marine protected areas as a vital component of the integrated management of their coastal and marine areas. The main text is supplemented by detailed appendices to assist in the planning of a system and of individual marine protected areas. (Source: http://www.iucn.org/)</p>

Guide to good practices for sustainable tourism in marine-coastal ecosystems: Lodging business

<p>This guide presents detailed information about the marine coastal ecosystem and the environmental resources most used by tourism activity in the above-mentioned ecosystem. It analyzes the potential problems of tourism activity and recommends best management practices to improve company management. The implementation of these best practices allows businessmen to minimize the negative impacts on the environment and communities while maximizing the benefits of tourism activity in the natural and social environments discussed.</p>

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