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2003 United Nations List of Protected Areas

New edition of this essential reference, now on CD-ROM

Series: United Nations List of Protected Areas Series Volume: 2003

By: Stuart Chape, Simon Blyth, Lucy Fish, Phillip Fox and Mark Spalding

44 pages, 44-pp booklet accompanies CD

International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Paperback | Jan 2003 | #138665 | ISBN: 2831707463
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About this book

The 2003 UN List of Protected Areas, the thirteenth produced since 1962, records the global community's endeavour to conserve the Earth's natural places. This is the first version to attempt a comprehensive presentation of all the world's known protected areas, listing 102,102 sites covering 18.8 million sq km, compared to just over 1,000 protected areas in 1962. Significant progress has been made in conserving representative areas of the world's terrestrial biomes, although some including Lake Systems and Temperate Grasslands, remain under-represented. It is an essential reference document for all who want to understand the progress made in responding to the challenges of biodiversity loss and other environmental threats around the world.

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