Coastal ecosystems of Latin America and the Caribbean

objectives, priorities, and activities of Unesco"s COMAR project for the Latin American and Caribbean region : Caracas, Venezuela, 15-19 November 1982.

Publisher: Unesco in Paris

Written in English
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Places:

  • Latin America,
  • Caribbean Area

Subjects:

  • Coastal ecology -- Research -- Latin America -- Congresses.,
  • Coastal ecology -- Research -- Caribbean Area -- Congresses.

Edition Notes

SeriesUnesco reports in marine science ;, 24
ContributionsCOMAR.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH106.5 .C59 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination46 p. ;
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2984550M
LC Control Number84236331

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas comprises an archipelago of over islands plus more than cays, islets and rocks, spread over approximately , mi2 (, km2) of the Atlantic Ocean. The Bahamas lies east of Florida (U.S.A.), and extends about mi (1, km) southeastwards to within 50 mi (81 km) of Cuba and Haiti. establish a university-based network in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that integrates activities in extension, public education and applied research to address the issues posed by the accelerating decline of the region’s coastal and marine ecosystems. The Magdalena River is the largest river discharging directly into the Caribbean Sea and it discharges more sediment for each square kilometer of its catchment area than any of the other large rivers along the Caribbean and Atlantic coasts of South America (the rate is t km-2 year-1) (Caribbean Sea Ecosystem Assessment Team ). Caribbean Sea Ecosystem Assessment (CARSEA) A contribution to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Association of Caribbean States, and the Caribbean office of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. It has been an excellent demonstration of how the resources of the Region’s academic organizations.

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Coastal and marine ecosystems, some severely degraded, other still pristine, control rich resources of inshore environments and coastal seas of Latin America's Pacific and Atlantic margins.

Conflicts between the needs of the region's nations and diminishing revenues and environmental quality have induced awareness of coastal ecological problems and motivated. Coastal and marine ecosystems, some severely degraded, other still pristine, control rich resources of inshore environments and coastal seas of Latin America's Pacific and Atlantic margins.

Conflicts between the needs of the region's nations and diminishing revenues and environmental quality have induced awareness of coastal ecological problems and motivated Manufacturer: Springer. Coastal and marine ecosystems, some severely degraded, other still pristine, control rich resources of inshore environments and coastal seas of Latin America's Pacific and Atlantic margins.

Conflicts between the needs of the region's nations and diminishing revenues and environmental quality have induced awareness of coastal ecological problems and motivated Format: Hardcover. The importance of fisheries for coastal communities and livelihoods in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is well documented.

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Coastal and marine ecosystems, some severely degraded, other still pristine, control rich resources of inshore environments and coastal seas of Latin America. Coastal Ecosystems of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Objectives, Priorities and Activities of Unesco's COMAR Project for the Latin American and Caribbean Region, Caracas, Venezuela, November Unesco Reports in Marine Science In Latin America and the Caribbean contains over 50% of the world’s biodiversity.

It includes some of the most species-rich biomes on Earth, such as lowlands forests, coral reefs, mangroves and wetlands, making the region one of the most endowed in terms of natural capital wealth: trees, water, minerals and fisheries. Coastal and Marine Ecosystems and Ecoturism Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean Resumen The document is part of the UNCTAD-CAF cooperation framework on trade, environment, biodiversity and oceans economy that started in the World Summit on Sustainable Development and was reinforced with a joint Memorandum of Understanding Author: Tundy Agardy, David Vivas Egui, Federico Vignati, René Gómez-García.

This ecological classification of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) was developed using a standard framework of classification for terrestrial and wetland ecosystems to provide the LAC region’s component of an International Ecological Classification Standard. Its report introduces and outlines the conceptual basis of the classification and summarizes the nearly A conservation assessment of the terrestrial ecoregions of Latin America and the Caribbean (English) Abstract.

This priority-setting study elevates, as a first principle, maintaining the representation of all ecosystem and habitat types in regional investment by: In relatively few instances has there, however, been a focus on the biogeochemical cycles at the ecosystem level.

The meeting resulting in this volume was an attempt to bring together existing information on nitrogen cycling in ecosystems of Latin America and the Caribbean and discuss this in an ecosystem : Springer Netherlands.

Updated and revised with many new detailed maps and photographs, this sixth edition enables geographers to explore the changes and major issues facing this dynamic region today. The historical material has been streamlined in order to focus on contemporary issues.

Key environmental issues are highlighted in new boxes throughout the chapters.1/5(1). The region’s coastal zones host rich and unique hab - itats that include coral reefs, seagrass beds, man- groves, and salt ponds. Other life forms making their homes there are reef and pelagic fish, lobsters, conch, turtles, algae, and resident and migratory Size: 6MB.

Published ecological information on Latin American coasts is scarce, despite the growing need for a comprehensive examination of coastal processes on a global scale. This book brings together details on benthic marine algae, seagrasses, salt marsh, mangrove, and dune plant communities throughout Latin America.

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The lack of such an objective regional framework prompted this study, whose goals were: 1) to replace the relatively ad hoc decisionmaking process of donors investing in biodiversity conservation with a more transparent and scientific approach; 2) to move beyond evaluations based largely on species lists to a new framework that also.

Governance arrangements for marine ecosystems of the Wider Caribbean Region. CERMES Technical Report Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) The effects of climate change in the coastal areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. Impacts Caribbean Netherlands • Nature Conservation • National Plans.

Nature policy plan. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxvi, pages: illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. Contents: The Tectonic and Geological Environment of Coastal South America The Gulf of Honduras The Coastal Lagoon Ciénaga Grande De Santa Marta, Colombia The Maracaibo System, Venezuela The Orinoco River Delta, Venezuela The Itamaraca Estuarine Ecosystem.

We began this book with a simple goal— to assemble a collection of readings for an undergraduate interdisciplinary course taught by one of us (AR) at Macalester College. This course explored environmental problems and solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean using both natural science and social science methods.

After a literature search failed to. Toward sustainability for coastal fisheries of Latin America and the Caribbean: effective governance and healthy ecosystems. In S. Salas, R. Chuenpagdee, A. Charles and J.C. Seijo (eds). Coastal fisheries of Latin America and the Caribbean. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper.

Rome, FAO. COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS Lauretta Burke, Yumiko Kura, Ken Kassem, Carmen Revenga, Mark Spalding, and Don McAllister, Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems: Coastal Ecosystems, World Resources Institute, Washington D.C. April / paperback / ISBN / US$ FOREST ECOSYSTEMSFile Size: 1MB.

Large marine ecosystem fisheries management with particular reference to Latin America and the Caribbean Sea A review of RFBs and LME efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean illustrates their importance to each other. The LME approach to the assessment of coastal ocean goods and services was included in the operational guidelines for Cited by: 1.

impacts on ecosystems, water resources, agriculture, coastal zones, human health, natural disasters, and energy systems. This report presents the results of a study conducted for Grenada under the UNDESA project.

The pilot study focuses on three priority areas: water resources, coastal ecosystems and renewable energy systems. South America (Figure S52) extends from tropical climatic zones (12°30′N) to cold polar zones (about 55°S), encompassing a great diversity of coastal and marine tectonic history and geological factors, such as the present-day geomorphology and vertical motions of the coastline, influence the coastal and marine ecosystems of South America.

The region’s rich biodiversity and its benefits to people provide essential contributions to the economy, livelihoods, the quality of life and the eradication of poverty.

The region is also bioculturally diverse, with traditional knowledge of indigenous people and local communities promoting, among other things, the diversification and conservation of many varieties of.

Coastal Values in Latin America and the Caribbean. More opportunities, a better future existing values of coastal ecosystems in order to benefit coastal communities, businesses, and the - Caribbean Cluster (Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, and Barbados) US$ million.

Caribbean Sea Caribbean Sea Ecosystem Assessment (CARSEA) Project Summary. The semi-enclosed Caribbean Sea is a distinct ecological region, bounded to the north by the Bahamas and the Florida Keys, to the east by the Windward Islands, to the south by South America, and to the west by the isthmus of Central America.

Concluding thoughts: coastal fisheries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In S. Salas, R. Chuenpagdee, A. Charles and J.C. Seijo (eds). Coastal fisheries of Latin America and the Caribbean. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. Rome, FAO. – This document has sought to accomplish three goals: (1) to highlight the.

Capturing and Enhancing Ocean and Coastal Values in Latin America and the Caribbean. Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services Actions for Aichi Target Support the identification, conservation, and restoration of fragile and vulnerable.

This is a list of freshwater ecoregions in Latin America and the Caribbean, as identified by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The WWF divides the Earth's land surface into ecoregions, defined as "large area[s] of land or water containing a distinct assemblage.

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region supports rich biological diversity, with around sixty per cent The LAC region’s biomes extend from wetlands and coastal ecosystems to deserts, tropical forests, extensive savannah grasslands and high altitude Andean habitats. The lowland forests are amongst the most species-rich on.The term Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is an English-language acronym referring to the Caribbean and Latin America region.

The term LAC covers an extensive region, extending from The Bahamas and Mexico to Argentina and region consists overpeople as ofand spannedsquare kilometres (8, sq mi).climate change and the protection of guatemalan marine-coastal ecosystems.

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