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Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin assessment workshop report : Solomon Islands case study of Tursiops aduncus

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.

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2009
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Best practice guidelines for surveys and monitoring of great ape populations

The combination of threats currently facing the remaining great apes requires immediate conservation action at all scales – from site-level initiatives, through national and regional strategies, to international conventions and action plans.

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2008
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Lignes directrices pour de meilleures pratiques en matière de réduction de l’impact de l’exploitation forestière commerciale sur les grands singes en Afrique centrale

Les chances de conserver ces grands singes en danger seront considérablement améliorées si les compagnies forestières sont prêtes à apporter quelques aménagements à leur politique de gestion des concessions forestières.

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2007
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Best practice guidelines for the re-introduction of great apes

Re-introduction is one tool for conserving great apes and their natural habitats. These guidelines adapt other IUCN documents to pertain specifically to the re-introduction of great apes.

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2007
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Best practice guidelines for reducing the impact of commercial logging on great apes in Western Equatorial Africa

The conservation outlook of these endangered apes will improve significantly if forestry companies are prepared to make a few changes to management policies in logging concessions.

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2007
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African elephant status report 2007 : an update from the African elephant database

The African Elephant Database is a spatial database used to store, manage, analyze and disseminate information on the distribution and abundance of elephant populations on the African continent, in order to provide a current and accurate picture of the status African elephants.

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2007
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Polar bears : proceedings of the 14th Working meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, 20-24 June 2005, Seattle, Washington, USA

These proceedings provide an overview of the ongoing research and management activities on polar bears in the circumpolar arctic. Together with the previous 13 proceedings, they provide an historic record of international efforts in protecting, studying and managing polar bears.

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2006
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Conservation and development interventions at the wildlife/livestock interface : implications for wildlife, livestock and human health. Proceedings of the Southern and East African experts panel on designing successful conservation... AHEAD (Animal Health for the Environment And Development) Forum

During a forum held at the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress in South Africa in 2003, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the IUCN SSC Veterinary and Southern Africa Sustainable Use Specialist Groups (VSG and SASUSG) brought together nearly 80 experts from Africa and beyond to develop ways to

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2005
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The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in eastern Africa

Biodiversity within inland water ecosystems in Eastern Africa is highly diverse and of great importance to livelihoods and economies, however, development activities are not always compatible with the conservation of this diversity and it is poorly represented in the development planning process.

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2005
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Les requins et autres poissons cartilagineux : écologie et conservation

Sharks and their relatives, the rays and chimaeras, are the diverse group of cartilaginous fishes that have evolved over 400 million years.

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2004
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African elephant status report 2002 : an update from the African elephant database

The African elephant is the largest living land mammal, and their potential impact on their habitats raises important management issues both for protected areas and unprotected land.

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2003
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Turning the tide : the eradication of invasive species, proceedings of the International conference on eradication of island invasives

This collection of 52 papers and 21 abstracts focuses on sharing available knowledge to combat the threat of invasive alien species. Turning the tide of biological invasion by eradicating invasive species can yield substantial benefits for biodiversity conservation.

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2002
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Polar bears : proceedings of the 13th Working meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, 23-28 June 2001, Nuuk, Greenland

These proceedings provide an overview of the ongoing research and management activities on polar bears in the circumpolar arctic.

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2002
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Guidance for CITES scientific authorities : checklist to assist in making non-detriment findings for Appendix II exports

Use of and trade in wildlife is a fact of life for human society around the globe.

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2002
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Elasmobranch biodiversity, conservation and management : proceedings of the international seminar and workshop

The Darwin Elasmobranch Biodiversity Conservation and Management project in Sabah held a three-day international seminar that included a one-day workshop in order to highlight freshwater and coastal elasmobranch conservation issues in the region and worldwide, to disseminate the result of the pro

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2002
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Liens entre la conservation de la diversité biologique, les moyens d'existence et la sécurité alimentaire : l'utilisation durable des animaux sauvages pour l'alimentation

The global use of wild animals for meat is now the primary illegal activity in many protected areas, and growing human populations and a lack of livelihood options suggest that demand for wild meat is likely to continue to rise.

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2002
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Links between biodiversity conservation, livelihoods and food security : the sustainable use of wild species for meat

The global use of wild animals for meat is now the primary illegal activity in many protected areas, and growing human populations and a lack of livelihood options suggest that demand for wild meat is likely to continue to rise.

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2002
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Biology and conservation of freshwater cetaceans in Asia

This compilation brings together current information on the status of Asian freshwater cetacean populations, the factors that have caused their recent declines, and what can be done to improve their chances for survival.

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2000
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African elephant database 1998

The African elephant is the largest living land mammal. It once inhabited most of the continent, from the Mediterranean coast down to its south tip. This picture of elephant range today is one of scattered, fragmented populations south of the Sahara Desert.

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1999
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African antelope database 1998

Although most antelope species still exist in large numbers in sub-Saharan Africa (some in hundreds of thousands), up to three-quarters of the species are in decline.

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1999
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Polar bears : proceedings of the twelfth Working meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, 3-7 February 1997, Oslo, Norway

These 12th proceedings provide an overview of the ongoing research and management activities on polar bears on the circumpolar Arctic.

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1998
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Sharks and their relatives : ecology and conservation

Sharks and their relatives, the rays and chimaeras, are the diverse group of cartilaginous fishes that have evolved over 400 million years.

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1998
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Manejo y uso sustentable de pecaríes en la Amazonía Peruana

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1997
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Sturgeon stocks and caviar trade workshop : proceedings of a workshop held on 9-10 October 1995 in Bonn, Germany

Stocks of sturgeono used for caviar are on the decline worldwide with some species now in danger of extinction. This situation has been caused partly by excessive fishing of sturgeon, but also by the destruction of sturgeon habitats and water pollution.

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1997
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Tecnicas para el manejo del guanaco

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1995
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The live bird trade in Tanzania : proceedings of a workshop held in December 1991

The practice of keeping live birds in captivity has been widespread throughout this century and has increased considerably as the 20th century comes to a close.

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1996
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Tourist hunting in Tanzania : proceedings of a workshop held in July 1993

This volume presents 21 papers given at a workshop held to demonstrate future policy towards hunting by tourists in Tanzania. It brings together contributions from experts from eastern and southern African countries.

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1996
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Community-based conservation in Tanzania : proceedings of a workshop held in February 1994

The volume brings together contributions from experts from eastern and southern African countries.

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1996
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Assessing the sustainability of uses of wild species : case studies and initial assessment procedure

The key steps in the attempt to develop guidelines are covered. The introduction sets in context events so far. Part 1 includes the case studies which were used as a resource for drafting material for the assessment procedure and for examining the practicality of the draft guidelines.

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1996
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African elephant database 1995

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1995
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The conservation biology of molluscs : proceedings of a symposium held at the 9th International Malacological Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1986 including a status report on molluscan diversity

More than 1,000 species of molluscs are threatened by habitat destruction, over-collection, or predation by alien species. The nine papers and five abstracts in this volume summarise the current status of molluscan diversity.

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1995
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Polar bears : proceedings of the eleventh Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, 25-27 January 1993, Copenhagen, Denmark

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1995
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Conservation biology of Lycaenidae, butterflies

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1993
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Polar bears : proceedings of the tenth Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, October 25-29, 1988, Sochi, USSR

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1991
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The conservation biology of tortoises : the results of Operation Tortoise, a worldwide project

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1989
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Rodents : a world survey of species of conservation concern

This is the first ever publication to consider the global conservation needs for rodents. It is based on the proceedings of the IUCN/SSC Rodent Specialist Group meeting, held in Edmonton, Canada in August 1985

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1989
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Biology and conservation of the river dolphins

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1989
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Priorités en matière de conservation des espèces à Madagascar : procès-verbaux d'un atelier de la SSC organisé dans le cadre du Séminaire scientifique international sur les écosystèmes forestiers de Madagascar, du 28 au 31 octobre 1985, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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1987
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Biodiversity in sub-saharan Africa and its islands : conservation, management and sustainable use

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1990
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Species conservation priorities in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia : proceedings of a symposium held at the 58th Meeting of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, October 4, 1982, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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1982

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