Freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin

Complete Title: 
Freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin : guidance for species conservation, site protection, climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods
IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

The Lake Victoria Basin is internationally recognised for its high freshwater species diversity and endemism, which are of critical importance to local livelihoods and national economies within the basin. However, freshwater ecosystems within the region are highly threatened, with current safeguards proving inadequate and the focus of much past and ongoing conservation work in the region focussing on terrestrial ecosystems. Systematic conservation planning analysis was used to identify a critical sites network for freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin, based on the existing protected area, KBA (including the newly delineated freshwater KBAs) and Ramsar site network. These Guidelines provide new and updated information and insights that will motivate actions to help safeguard the high diversity of life within freshwaters of the Lake Victoria Basin.

 

Imprint: 
Gland, Cambridge : IUCN, 2018
Physical Description: 
xiv, 226p. : ill., maps
Publication Year: 
2018
ISBN: 
978-2-8317-1895-8 (print version)
978-2-8317-1896-5 (PDF)
DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.CH.2018.RA.2.en
Notes: 

Includes bibliographic references. For supplementary material, please send an email to freshwater.biodiversity@iucn.org

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Number of copies: 
0
Edition: 
1
Language(s): 
English
Record created: 2018/04/03
Record updated: 2018/05/01