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View Resource Bamboo Biodiversity

From the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), this downloadable Report examines bamboo biodiversity in Africa, Madagascar, and the Americas. The 2004 Biodiversity Report, authored by Nadia Bystriakova, Valerie Kapos, and Igor Lysenko, "represents the first step towards planning and implementing conservation and sustainable management of bamboos...

View Resource GLOBIO: Mapping human impacts on the biosphere

A joint project of the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research and the United Nation's Environmental Programme, Global Methodology for Mapping Human Impacts on the Environment (GLOBIO) aims to "present a simple visual overview of the cumulative impacts of increasing resource demands on man and the environment." Hundreds of environmental impact studies were synthesized with satellite imagery,...

View Resource Our Planet

Our Planet is the United Nations Environment Program's magazine for environmentally sustainable development. Each issue focuses on one particular theme and contains articles authored by a variety of people, including leaders of UN organizations, non-governmental organizations, and businesses. Site contains every issue dating back to May 1996 and allows full access to the articles. Topics cover a...

View Resource GRID-Arendal: Maps and Graphics

Established in 1989 by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Norwegian Ministry of Environment, GRID-Arendal is an international information center providing high quality environmental information for practical use. Arendal is one of thirteen centers that together comprise the Global Resource Information Database, a "network of environmental data centers facilitating the generation and...

View Resource Baltic Sea Region: GIS, Maps and Statistical Database

The United Nations Environment Programme GRID-Arendal information center, UNEP/GRID-Arendal (described in the June 24, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) has recently released these data sets for the Baltic Sea Region. The data sets cover Arable Lands (350 K), Land and Ocean/Coastline (830 K), Land Cover (710 K), Pasture Lands (270 K), Population Density (890 K), Sub-watershed Drainage...

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