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ecosystem services

Pilot analysis of global ecosystems: Forest ecosystems

Provides a "big picture" view of forest extent and change and the role of these ecosystems in industrial roundwood production, woodfuel use and availability, biodiversity, carbon storage and sequestration, and watershed protection....

World Resources 2000-2001

People and ecosystems: The fraying web of life

This millennial edition focuses on five critical ecosystems that have been shaped by the interaction of physical environment, biological conditions, and human intervention: Croplands, forests, coastal zones, freshwater systems, and grasslands.

Pilot analysis of global ecosystems: Coastal ecosystems

Warns that the planet's coastal zone is in danger of losing its capacity to provide fish, protect homes and businesses, reduce pollution and erosion, and sustain biological diversity....

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Water

Sullied Seas

Strategies for Combating Cyanide Fishing in Southeast Asia

Cyanide fishing is responsible for damaging coral reef habitats throughout the Indo-Pacific region and is spreading quickly as fishers respond to market demand for ornamental and edible fish.

Measuring up

Toward a common framework for tracking corporate environmental performance

Calls for a new framework to measure and communicate corporate environmental performance based on four standard categories of environmental performance on materials use, energy consumption, non-product output, and pollutant releases.

Balancing the scales

Managing biodiversity at the bioregional level

Uses case studies to make the case for protecting biodiversity wherever it is found and not just within the boundaries of protected areas. Explains challenges and opportunities of bioregional management. Highlights core elements of successful projects.

Green Ledgers

Case studies in corporate environmental accounting

Shows how greater attention to environmental costs can improve the bottom line and promote business sustainability. Gives practical steps for integrating effective environmental accounting practices into business systems.

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