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    Effectiveness of Parks in Protecting Tropical Biodiversity

    Komodo National Park, Indonesia, 2001
    This report assesses the impacts of anthropogenic threats on 93 protected areas in 22 tropical countries to test the hypothesis that parks are an effective means to protect tropical biodiversity. Each park tested was over 5 years old and greater than 5,000 hectares.
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    Rangelands and livestock as a nich opportunity for Ladakh

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2000
    This article discusses livestock and rangelands in Ladakh. This report presents a general overview of Ladakh's livestock production systems, a review of current government policies, suggestions to modify or enhance these policies, and possible studies to determine suitability of recommendations.
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    The potential for rangeland development in Yak rearing areas of the Tibetan Plateau

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2000
    This paper initially highlights the general characteristics of rangelands and pastoral production systems of the Tibetan Plateau.The article finds that:given the realities of life in a heterogeneous and marginal environment, the issue of secure resource tenure, both customary and legal, is fundamental for effective rangeland managementa simple shift in tenure from the communal (trad
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    International conservation treaties, poverty and development: the case of CITES

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2002
    Looks at how CITES measures have evolved over time and the growing interest in the use of restricted trade measures as a conservation tool. The report critically examines the effectiveness of CITES measures and looks at the extent to which parties to the convention link development and conservation.In this broad context the authors pick out a number of emerging issues for particular attention.
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    Collective management of improved forage in Zhongdian County, Deqin, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Northwest Yunnan, P.R. China

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2001
    This article discusses a logging ban in Deqin Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and the opportunity this provides for animal husbandry.The article finds that:at present there are problems in improving animal husbandryOne of the most serious problems is the lack of forage to support increasing herd numbers and the subsequent degradation of grasslands due to over-grazing, expecially winte
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    Reconstructing Gender: Towards Collaboration

    1999
    How are perceptions of gender shaped by individuals, organisations and societal institutions? How have transformations in women's lives altered the relationship between women and men? And how can collaborative relationships between men and women as well as women's emancipation be encouraged?
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    World Survey on the Role of Women in Development: Globalisation, Gender and Work

    United Nations, 1999
    This global survey examines the impact of current trends and policies on the overall social and economic situation of women. It starts by describing the main economic trends produced by globalisation: trade liberalisation; increased globalised production due to direct investment of multinational corporations; and financial liberalisation.
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    World Development Special Issue: Growth, Trade, Finance and Gender Inequality

    2000
    This special issue of the World Development journal is part of a larger project aiming to explore new ways of engendering macroeconomic and international trade models both theoretically and empirically and to analyse any implication for specific macroeconomic policy questions.
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    The wrong model: GATS, trade liberalisation and children’s right to health

    Save the Children Fund, 2001
    This report examines the global policy context behind the child health crisis. In particular, it looks at the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the World Trade Organisation’s drive to increase international trade in services such as water and health care.
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    Branching out: Zimbabwe’s resource colonialism in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Global Witness, 2002
    This report focuses on the Zimbabwe government and military ambitions to exploit timber resources in the DRC. It highlights their role in a global corporate web which is taking advantage of conflict in the DRC to exploit natural resources.

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