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Home > Biological diversity - Updated: 17-04-2003 8:54 am
Biological diversity — or biodiversity — is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms.  

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biodiversity50.jpgBiodiversity: Scientific Issues and Research Proposals (1991), by Otto Solbrig - by
Overview of key scientific issues and questions related to biological diversity and its functional significance, published by UNESCO as MAB Digest 9. More

‘Biodiversity in Questions’ Wallcharts (!998) - by
Set of 12 wallcharts, prepared by UNESCO in English and French, grouped in three sections: Definition of biodiversity; The importance of biodiversity; Managing biodiversity. More

Mainstreaming Biological Diversity: The Role of Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) (2002) - by
Coloured 8-page booklet outlining the importance of CEPA in motivating and mobilizing individual and collective action, as recognized in Article 13 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). More

incertitudes50.jpg‘OGM. Le champ des incertitudes: 5 fiches pour comprendre, anticiper, debattre’(2000) - by
Set of pedagogic materials on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), available in French and Spanish. More

Puzzle50.jpgSolving the Puzzle: The Ecosystem Approach and Biosphere Reserves (2000) - by UNESCO-MAB Secretariat
Coloured 32-page booklet, illustrating the twelve principles of the ecosystem approach (adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity as the primary framework for action under the Convention) with examples from the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. More

Understanding Biodiversity - by
One of 26 modules in a set of teaching materials produced as part of UNESCO’s work on science and technology education More

WEHAB: Framework for Action on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management (2002) - by
One of five thematic papers on the WEHAB initiative proposed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as a contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). More


Book
Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge: Equitable Partnerships in Practice (2002), by Sarah A. Laird (ed) - by
Manual in the People and Plants Conservation Series, offering practical guidance on how to arrive at equitable biodiversity research and prospecting partnerships More

Biodiversity in Land- Inland Water Ecotones (Man and the Biosphere Series, Volume 18, 1997), by Jean Bernard Lachavanne & Raphaël Juge (eds) - by
Multi-authored work generated within MAB-IHP-SIL collaborative project on ‘The role of land-inland water ecotones in landscape management and restoration’ More

Biosphere Reserves: Special Places for People and Nature (2002), by UNESCO-MAB Secretariat - by
“Conserving diversity” is one of ten chapters in this 208-page overview of the biosphere reserve concept and its implementation. A web adaptation of this chapter is posted on the MABNet. More

Diversidad Biológica de Iberoamérica (1998), par Gonzalo Halffter (compilador) - by
Third in a series of studies on biodiversity in Iberoamerica, undertaken within the Iberoamerican Programme on Science and Technology for Development (CYTED). More

Forest Biodiversity Research, Monitoring and Modelling (Volumes 20 and 21 in the Man and the Biosphere Series, 1998), by Francisco Dallmeier & James A. Comiskey (eds) - by
Theoretical framework and case studies on the use of permanent plots for studying and monitoring forest biodiversity in the Old World (Volume 20) and the New World (Volume 21), based on methodologies of Smithsonian/MAB Biodiversity Program. More

Manual para evaluar50.jpgManual para Evaluación de la Biodiversidad en Reservas de la Biosfera (2001), par Gonzalo Halffter, Claudia E. Moreno & Eduardo O. Pineda - by
Handbook for assessing biological diversity in biosphere reserves, published as the second in a series of Spanish-language manuals on biodiversity. More

Parks Issue on Biosphere Reserves - by
“Biosphere reserves: the network beyond the islands” is the theme of the first quarterly issue in 2001 of the quarterly journal Parks, the international journal for protected area managers, published by the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). More


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