Global Biodiversity: Status of the Earth's Living Resources : a Report

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Chapman & Hall, 1992 - Nature - 585 pages
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This book is a comprehensive compendium of conservation information. It aims to provide the first systematic report on the status, distribution, management and utilization of the planet's biological wealth. With extensive use of tables, graphics and maps, it presents standardized and comparable data for 205 countries of the world. The report is divided into three sections: Part I documents diversity at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels, including micro-organisms, species extinctions and rates of habitat loss; Part II covers the benefits and values of biodiversity, focusing on wildlife utilization, domestication and the economic valuation of diversity; Part III reviews the conservation and management of biodiversity at the national and international conventions and institutional and financial support.

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Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, with help from numerous national and international conservation groups, this information-packed reference begins with an overview of biodiversity ... Read full review

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