Declines in global biodiversity due to land conversion and habitat loss are driving a "Sixth Mass Extinction" and many countries currently fall short of meeting even nominal land protection targets to mitigate this crisis. Here, we quantify the potential contribution of Indigenous lands to biodiversity conservation using case studies of Australia, Brazil and Canada. Indigenous lands in each country are slightly more species rich than existing protected areas and, in Brazil and Canada, support more threatened species than existing protected areas or random sites.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2018Australia, Brazil, Canada, United States of America
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2014South Africa, India, China, Brazil, Australia
A Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is an evolving concept, essentially consisting of policies, institutional arrangements, Geographical Information Systems (GISs), data bases, networks, Web services and portals to facilitate and coordinate the availability, exchange and sharing of geospatial data and services between stakeholders from different levels.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 1996Peru, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, South America, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 1994Indonesia, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Niger, Philippines, Colombia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Peru, Nepal, Mexico, Thailand
Library ResourceReports & ResearchPolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2016Tanzania, Japan, Malaysia, Madagascar, China, Namibia, Indonesia, Australia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Argentina, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Brazil, New Zealand, Central America, Northern America, Oceania
To meet carbon emissions targets, more than 30 countries have committed to boosting production of renewable resources from biological materials andconvert them into products such as food, animal feedand bioenergy. In a post-fossil-fuel world, an increasingproportion of chemicals, plastics, textiles, fuels and electricity will have to come from biomass, which takesup land. To maintain current consumption trends theworld will also need to produce 50–70 percent more foodby 2050, increasingly under drought conditions and onpoor soils.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2011United States of America, Vietnam, Peru, Belarus, Australia, Kazakhstan, India, Russia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand
This paper discusses the economic implications of the preferential trade agreements that New Zealand is currently negotiating, using a computable general equilibrium modelling framework. The New Zealand dairy industry is a particular focus in the results, which come from the GTAP model produced by Purdue University.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Bangladesh, Switzerland, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Australia, Bolivia, Cuba, Iran, Ethiopia, Republic of Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Lesotho, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Mexico, Netherlands, Argentina, India, Senegal, Uganda
Food availability, access, stability and utilization are all part of the multi-dimensional nature of food security. The “availability” aspect, discussed here, refers to the availability of sufficient quantities of food of appropriate quality, supplied through domestic production or inputs.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2014Kenya, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, Denmark, Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Cuba, China, Gabon, Norway, Canada
Meeting Name: Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Forest Genetic Resources (of the CGRFA) - ITWG-FGR
Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA/WG-FGR-3/14/Inf.6
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Equatorial Guinea, Brazil, United States of America, Chile, Germany, China, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Italy, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Russia, Gabon, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Asia
Developments in China will have substantial impacts on forestry in the rest of the region. This wide-ranging country outlook study discusses a host of topics including prospects for China's afforestation/reforestation efforts, supply and demand for forest products and ecological services, key drivers of change, impacts of globalization, policy developments, and social objectives of forestry.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012Fiji, United States of America, Samoa, Micronesia, China, Vanuatu, Tonga, Cook Islands, Nauru, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Palau, Japan, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Tokelau, Australia, Tuvalu, Italy, Thailand, India, Brazil, Niue, Oceania, Global
The FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF) for the Pacific Sub-Region is a five year strategic program framework covering the period 2013-2017. It details outcomes and outputs in four priority result areas to which FAO assistance will be focused to address the development challenges and national priorities in thirteen Pacific Island Countries and one Territory, namely Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
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