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  1. Library Resource
    Legislation
    April, 2013
    Estonia

    The Act regulates industrial emissions in Estonia. Its purpose is to achieve a high level of protection of the environment taken as a whole by minimizing emissions into air, water and soil and the generation of waste in order to prevent adverse environmental impacts. The Act determines the industrial activities of high environmental hazard, provides the requirements for operation therein and liability for failure to comply with the requirements, and the organisation of state supervision.

  2. Library Resource
    Regulations
    September, 2013
    Canada

    The present Regulations are made under the Land Surveyors Act. The Regulations lay down provisions relating to the activities of land surveyors. For the purpose of the present Regulations “approved education program” means an education program that prepares a person for entry to the profession of land surveying, as approved by an examining body determined by the Council.

  3. Library Resource
    Legislation
    January, 2013
    Tuvalu

    This Act amends the Native Lands Act by inserting a new section 65 making provision with respect to unjust enrichment due to improvements made by lawful occupants. Landowners shall pay compensation for such improvements carried out by occupants that occupied or occupy land on the basis of (a) Leases and sub-leases; (b) Transfer of leases and sub-leases (c) Transfer of native lease; (d) Sub-letting; (e) Passing of interest of lessee; (f) Giving up possession and interests of land; (g) Exchange of land; (h) Gifting of land and interest to another.

  4. Library Resource
    January, 2014
    Republic of Korea

    For the last 60 years, the Korean economy has achieved an astounding development that is called “the Miracle of the Han River.” Korea was one of the world’s poorest countries at the time of the national liberation in 1945 and it went through a three-year long Korean War from 1950. However, it grew into one of the world’s leading trading powers. Its per capita income, which was merely 255 USD in 1970, reached 22,000 USD as of 2012.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Italy

    Although human-related disturbance is usually detrimental for biodiversity, in some instances it can simulate natural processes and benefit certain species. Changes in the disturbance regime, both natural and human-driven, can affect species that rely on it. The Apennine yellow-bellied toad Bombina variegata pachypus, an amphibian endemic to peninsular Italy, has declined throughout its range in the last 3 decades. We sought to identify the drivers of the decline in the region of Liguria, at the north-western limit of its distribution.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013

    Relating population density to spatially explicit habitat characteristics can inform management by directing efforts to areas with lower densities or focusing conservation and land protection on high-density areas. We conducted point-transect surveys for the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia) and Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla) in the live-fire region of Fort Hood, Texas. We used mark—recapture distance sampling and combined a Horvitz-Thompson estimator with a habitat-based, resourceselection gradient to estimate spatially explicit density for both species.

  7. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    December, 2013
    Kenya

    THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ACT, 2013 No. 47 of 2013

    Date of Assent: 24th December, 2013

    Date of Commencement: 10th January, 2014

  8. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2013

    Under Vietnam’s State land ownership regime, the Government holds supreme authority over compulsory land acquisition. The results show that many improvements in land acquisition policies have been made, but poor implementation measures largely cannot prevent or even mitigate the adverse impacts on displaced persons. In particular, ineffective compensation measures and a lack of production land and livelihood alternatives accelerate the resistance of communities displaced as a result of hydropower development.

  9. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2013
    India

    Planned efforts to relocate human populations often entail protracted struggles over the terms on which local populations may be compensated for the loss of land, assets and livelihoods. In many instances, compensation has been established on the basis of historical market value, which in effect excludes stakeholders (e.g., encroachers, landless laborers, sharecroppers, etc.) whose livelihoods are adversely affected by land acquisition. Establishing ways of recognizing and compensating the loss of informal land and livelihood is therefore a pressing policy priority.

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    The Case of Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania

    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2014
    Tanzania

    Selection of roads for improvement of transport network with minimum demolition of houses required in roads widening has been a challenge for many years in upgrading informal settlements. The problem is compounded by lack of a methodological tool required to assist decision makers on selecting roads that can be widened and improved for improvement of transport network with minimum demolition of houses and compensation costs.

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