Marine world

the Great barrier Reef

Author: Margit Elizabeth McGuire

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coral reefs and islands

Page: N.A

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The Sunken Billions Revisited

Progress and Challenges in Global Marine Fisheries

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 146480947X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 114

View: 8245


This report updates previous studies that measured in economic terms the extent of biological losses attributable to overfishing globally. The new estimates assess these 'sunken billions' at $83 billion annually. The report further shows that a clear path can lead to the recovery of these considerable losses, including through significant reduction in global fishing overcapacity. A breakdown between regions is also included, showing that the effort needed to achieve this reform will not be felt equally throughout the world. While the cost of such reform will likely be high, the expected benefits include an increase in biomass by a factor of 2.7, increase in annual harvests by 13 percent, and a 30-fold increase in annual net benefits accrued to the fisheries sector (from $3 billion to $86 billion annually). This urgent call for action is reinforced by the impacts of climate change on fish stocks and fisheries worldwide.

World heritage marine sites

managing effectively the world's most iconic marine protected areas;best practice guide

Author: Douvere, Fanny

Publisher: UNESCO Publishing

ISBN: 923100106X


Page: 116

View: 6400


Canadian Railway and Marine World, 1915 (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781396674365

Category: Reference

Page: 1012

View: 630


Excerpt from Canadian Railway and Marine World, 1915 Union Station Track, care of snow Track work, outline for a year Trade and supply notes 39 68, 117, 200. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Lost World

The Marine Realm of Aldabra & the Seychelles

Author: Thomas P. Peschak

Publisher: John Beaufoy Pub

ISBN: 9780620441612

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 5892


Travel & holiday guides.

Rough Waters

Nature and Development in an East African Marine Park

Author: Christine J. Walley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400835755

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 2313


Rough Waters explores one of the most crucial problems of the contemporary era--struggles over access to, and use of, the environment. It combines insights from anthropology, history, and environmental studies, mounting an interdisciplinary challenge to contemporary accounts of "globalization." The book focuses on The Mafia Island Marine Park, a national park in Tanzania that became the center of political conflict during its creation in the mid-1990s. The park, reflecting a new generation of internationally sponsored projects, was designed to encourage environmental conservation as well as development. Rather than excluding residents, as had been common in East Africa's mainland wildlife parks, Mafia Island was intended to represent a new type of national park that would encourage the participation of area residents and incorporate their ideas. While the park had been described in the project's general management plan as "for the people and by the people," residents remained excluded from the most basic decisions made about the park. The book details the day-to-day tensions and alliances that arose among Mafia residents, Tanzanian government officials, and representatives of international organizations, as each group attempted to control and define the park. Walley's analysis argues that a technocentric approach to conservation and development can work to the detriment of both poorer people and the environment. It further suggests that the concept of the global may be inadequate for understanding this and other social dramas in the contemporary world.

Encyclopedia of the World's Zoos

Author: Catharine E. Bell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579581749

Category: Zoo animals

Page: 1577

View: 2764


Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.

Marine World Chart of Nicolo de Canerio Januensis, 1502 (Circa): A Critical Study, with Facsimile

Author: Edward Luther Stevenson,American Geographical Society of New Yo,Hispanic Society Of America

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781377170275

Category: History

Page: 158

View: 9732


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Marine Park


Author: Mark Chiusano

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101632038

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2702


• Recipient of a 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention • “Chiusano . . . [has] formidable talents. It will be worth watching what he does when he leaves the neighborhood.”—John Williams, The New York Times An astute, lively, and heartfelt debut story collection by an exciting new voice in contemporary fiction Marine Park—in the far reaches of Brooklyn, train-less and tourist-free—finds its literary chronicler in Mark Chiusano. Chiusano’s dazzling stories delve into family, boyhood, sports, drugs, love, and all the weird quirks of growing up in a tight-knit community on the edge of the city. In the tradition of Junot Díaz’s Drown, Stuart Dybek’s The Coast of Chicago, and Russell Banks’s Trailerpark, this is a poignant and piercing collection—announcing the arrival of a distinct new voice in American fiction. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning

Author: Erich Hoyt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136538305

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 7964


The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new developments in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific are described, as well as future directions for High Seas protection. New sections show how to design and manage MPAs in an ever noisier ocean subject to climate change, increased shipping and hydrocarbon exploration. The process of protected area creation for cetaceans has been accelerated and more than 200 exciting new places are detailed in this edition. This book provides a route map for MPA managers, as well as countries, to meet the ambitious targets for highly protected MPA networks by 2012 and 2020. This book is a key conservation tool and a springboard for worldwide change in human attitudes toward the world ocean where all life originated and where the majority of life on Earth still lives.