Tag: Biodiversity
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La réunion de lancement du projet CARIBSAT a débuté le 3 février avec une présentation officielle des activités du projet dans les locaux d'Espace-Sud à Sainte-Luce et de visites en Baie du Marin et de l'Etang des Salines de Sainte-Anne. Cette journée a été suivie de deux journées de travaux en ateliers réservés aux partenaires institutionnels du projet qui, elles, se déroulaient au ...
Climate change will affect water availability differently in Europe – likely a large decrease in Southern Europe, while an increase in the North. However, the largest increases will be felt where very few people actually live – above 60°N, whereas large populations will be affected by shortages. Indeed, if climate change can be thought of as another ‘consumer’ of water, in some countries ...
The world’s climate is changing, and it will continue to change throughout the 21st century and beyond. Rising temperatures, new precipitation patterns, and other changes are already affecting many aspects of human society and the natural world. Climate change is transforming ecosystems at extraordinary rates and scales. As each species responds to its changing environment, its interactions with...
  Mobilizing Island Leadership and Action for Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods.   The Global Island Partnership is a concept that has already received strong support from a growing network of political leaders, organisations, agencies and donors. This group has called for island leaders to work together to take significant action for conservation ...
Le concept des récifs artificiels est très ancien et a été découvert et élaboré par les pêcheurs japonais, qui constataient que leur pêche était bien plus importante au voisinage d’épaves de navires ou de structures qu’ils immergeaient volontairement. Un récif artificiel peut se défini...
The Ocean Studies Board (OSB) is pleased to present this report, Marine Protected Areas: Tools for Sustaining Ocean Ecosystems. It represents the culmination of a two-year, in-depth examination of this controversial approach to marine resource  management that required analysis of issues in both marine ecology and fisheries science.  
En raison de sa situation et de sa structure, la Martinique a une biodiversité remarquable par rapport à sa faible superficie. La qualité et la variété de ses paysages et de ses milieux (26 % de sa superficie est encore occupée par de la forêt naturelle) ainsi que la valeur patrimoniale exceptionnelle de certaines de ses forêts, plus ou...
  The Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) encompasses two ‘biodiversity hotspots’: the Caribbean and the Mesoamerican, both with high species endemicity. Invasive alien species (IAS) are increasingly being seen as a threat to indigenous biodiversity. Little is known about marine invasive species (MIS) compared to terrestrial ones. Ships’ ballast water (BW) is...
Les indicateurs de la gouvernance des aires protégées forment le thème du groupe de travail N°4 (WP4) du projet Pampa. Contrairement aux indicateurs environnementaux (WP2) ou socio-économiques (WP3), ils n’ont fait l’objet d’aucune réflexion préalable lors du projet LITEAU II « Développement d'outils diagnostics et exploratoires d'aide à la décision pour éva-luer la performa...
Fifht paper in the IPCC technical paper series.  
  To illuminate how climate change has affected particular species and ecosystems, this booklet presents a series of examples that have already been observed across the United States.../...  
  Ce plan de travail couvre les deux années 2010-2011 et il établit les priorités du Programme régional pour les Aires et les Espèces spécialement protégées dans la grande région Caraïbes (SPAW). Pendant cette période, le Plan de travail se concentrera sur des activités visant à aider à la ...
L'étude a pour objectif la constitution d’une base de connaissances ornithologiques et spectrales relative aux écosystèmes fréquentés par les limicoles dans les Petites Antilles, au départ de l’exemple de la Martinique. Ce travail préliminaire étudiera les potentialités de la télédétection pour la mise en évidence des sites susceptibles d’être favorables aux limicoles à l’é...
Volume 1 : Introduction, molluscs, crustaceans, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes and chimaeras   This 3 volume field guide covers the species of interest to fisheries of the major marine resource groups exploited in the Western Central Atlantic. The area of coverage includes FAO Fishing Area 31. The marine resource groups included are the bivalves, gastropods, cephalop...
Volume 2 : Bony fishes part 1 (Acipenseridae to Grammatidae)   This 3 volume field guide covers the species of interest to fisheries of the major marine resource groups exploited in the Western Central Atlantic. The area of coverage includes FAO Fishing Area 31. The marine resource groups included are the bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, stomatopods, shrimps, lobsters, cr...
Volume 3 : Bony fishes part 2 (Opistognathidae to Molidae), sea turtles and marine mammals   This 3 volume field guide covers the species of interest to fisheries of the major marine resource groups exploited in the Western Central Atlantic. The area of coverage includes FAO Fishing Area 31. The marine resource groups included are the bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods,...
The protection of marine ecosystems, therefore, is crucial to human well-being. As part of its Jakarta Mandate on marine and coastal biodiversity, the Convention on Biological Diversity is committed to a series of specific goals that will, among others, develop, encourage, enhance and implement wide-ranging integrated marine and coastal area management (IMCAM) and includes a broad suite of measure...
Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis are important framework-building corals that provide a critical structuring role on shallow caribbean reefs..../...
There has been a marked increase government funding for the U.S. Caribbean over the last 2 years. This has resulted in vastly improved regional mapping, monitoring, and management of coral reef ecosystems of Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Navassa. These improvements have resulted in significant advances in our understanding of the condition and functioning...
This paper explores the factors influencing or controlling West Indies reef fish assemblages, using an extensive underwater survey (mensurative experiment). The sampling units represented variation in substrate type, depth, and geography. For that, the distribution of coastal species assemblages was examined in different islands, from the Dominican Republic in the north to Bequia (G...
This identification guide is the result of intensive sampling of shallow-water habitats in Bocas del Toro during 2003 and 2004. The guide is designed to aid in identification of a selection of common macroscopic marine invertebrates in the field and includes 95 species of sponges, 43 corals, 35 gorgonians, 16 nemerteans, 12 sipunculeans, 19 opisthobranchs, 23 echinoderms, and 32 tun...
Bonaire has long been considered to have amongst the healthiest reefs of the Caribbean. However, at the 2002 Annual Meeting of Pew Fellows for Marine Conservation in Bonaire, several scientists with a long history of research on Bonaire’s coral reefs, expressed concern over the future of the island’s reefs. Specifically, they identified the decline in large predatory fish s...
Since 1980 ocean uptake of the excess CO2 released by anthropogenic activities is significant; about a third has been stored in the oceans. The rate of atmospheric CO2 increase, however, far exceeds the rate at which natural feedbacks can restore the system to normal conditions. Oceanic uptake of CO2 drives the carbonate system to lower pH and lower saturation st...
The biological diversity and productivity of coral reefs underpins the welfare of many societies throughout the world's tropical regions. Coral reefs form the foundation of dive tourism industries, support fisheries and are important to cultural traditions.They play an essential role in buffering coastal communities from storm waves and erosion, and they contain a largely untap...
This is my attempt to make a search for a coral's identification just a bit easier by trying to at least get a start within a genus, once you have an idea of what group it may be within, you can then search that genus for possible specific species at the below link.../...
Setting Geographic Priorities for Marine Conservation.
Le projet CARIBSAT consiste à concevoir et implanter de manière pérenne un observatoire régional de l’environnement à l’échelle des Petites Antilles, matérialisé par un outil de restitution cartographique en ligne (webmapping). La base de données géographiques doit être alimentée par l’acquisition, le traitement et l’analyse d’images satellites, de données environnementales ...
The purpose of Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning is to provide the information necessary for coastal natural resource managers and community planners to select appropriate tools for their projects. This guide focuses on spatially explicit solutions for climate-related planning. It provides detailed information on a set of key tools that either alone or used in conjunction wit...
Recently in June 2012, world leaders at the Rio + 20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro recognized the crucial role of biodiversity in ensuring sustainable development and called for greater efforts to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).../...
Hurricane Hugo swept the island of Guadeloupe (French est Ilmdies) on 16 and 17 September 1989. Sustained winds were of 140 knots and gusts exceeded 160 knots. This hurricane was one of the most devastating of the century for the Lesser Antilles.../...
In January 2010, in recognition of the severity of the lionfish invasion and its impact on coral reefs and local communities, the 24th General Meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) agreed to set up an Ad Hoc Committee to develop a strategic plan for the control of lionfish in the Wider Caribbean. The Strategy described in this document is one of the actions ...
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http://www.biodiversity.be/ Belgian portal site for information exchange in the field of biological diversity. This page give you access to all the information found on the websites developed by the main OSTC-funded partners concerned by biodiversity conservation in Belgium
http://www.birdlife.org/ BirdLife International is a global Partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. BirdLife International is a global Partnership of national non-governmental organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global bi...
http://www.conservation.org
http://www.mctconservation.org The Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) is a regional organization chartered under Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) laws to support biodiversity conservation and related sustainable development for the people of Micronesia. Source CDB.
http://www.iucn.org IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement ...
http://www.palau-pcs.org/ For over a decade, the Palau Conservation Society has been a leader in conservation of Palau’s environment. Dedicated to the protection of biodiversity, our natural resources and to our local communities that use those resources, PCS supports the establishment and management of conservation areas, the development of sustainable resource use policies, and an increase of ...
http://www.nature.org/initiatives/freshwater This leading conservation organization works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. More than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide have been protected since 1950. More than 100 marine conservation projects globally are operated.
http://wcs.org/ The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks. These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. WCS is committed t...
http://www.cep.unep.org/ Promoting regional co-operation for the protection and sustainable development of the marine environment of the Wider Caribbean Region.
http://www.cep.unep.org/publications-and-resources Marine and coastal issues. Technical reports. Promotional and Educational Material. DataBases. Small Grants funds. Children corner.

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