SPREP presents these guidelines for undertaking rapid biodiversity assessments in its Pacific island member countries and territories: Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. These assessments are referred to as BIORAPs.
Live-capture, holding in captivity and export of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands began in 2003. These activities stimulated global interest and generated concern about the potential conservation implications.
This book provides a description of the marine environment of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi bringing together the latest research findings and information about the marine resources and environment of the Emirate.
Consistent evaluation and new recommendations for action are required of protective measures to address threats that were unrecognised or non-existent until recently. Global warming, noise pollution and reduced availability of prey are now of great concern.
Crespo, Enrique A.
Notarbartolo di Sciara, Giuseppe
Reeves, Randall R.
Smith, Brian D.
IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), Cetacean Specialist Group