A reference and sourcebook to the organizations involved in environmental and resource conservation in all parts of the world and to their activities. It describes over 2000 organizations and programmes in over 200 countries, providing access to sources of information, expertise and action. A user's guide identifies who is doing what in over 50 areas, such as air quality, environmental economics, toxic materials and wildlife. There are also regional overviews, detailed analyses of the UN system, over 250 intergovernmental agencies, over 400 international NGOs, and over 1500 national organizations with full country and area listings, plus indices, a glossary and a list of landmark events.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction - How to Use This Book * Glossary * Introduction * The World Directory and the World Wide Web * Some Landmark Events * Part 2: Who's Doing What: Problems, Resources, and Biomes - Broad Concerns * Agriculture and Environmental Protection * Air Quality * Appropriate Technology * Arid Lands * Biodiversity * Biotechnology * Business and the Environment * Caves * Climate and Global Environmental Change * Communications Media * Conflict and the Environment * Cultural Heritage * Development and the Environment * Economic Aspects * Education and Training * Energy, Geology, and Mining * Fish and Fisheries * Forests and Forestry * Future Grasslands * Grasslands * Hazardous Materials * Health and the Environment * Human Settlements * Indigenous Peoples and the Traditional Ecological Knowledge * Lakes, Rivers, and Waterways * Landscape Architecture * Land Use * Law and Legal Action * Mountains * Natural Areas, Parks, and Wilderness * Noise * Nuclear Energy and Radiation * Occupational Safety and Health * Oceans, Coastal Zones, and Islands * Pest Management * Plants * Polar Zones * Politics and Policy Processes * Population and Growth Management * Religion, the Humanities, and Environmental Protection * Social Science and Psychology * Soil * Solid Waste and Resource Recovery * Specialized Support Services * Tourism Impacts * Transportation and Environmental Protection * Tropical Ecosystems * Water * Wetlands * Wildlife * Women and the Environment * Youth and the Environment * Part 3: The World Regions: An Overview � Africa * Antarctica and the Southern Ocean * Arctic Ocean * Atlantic Ocean * East and South Asia * Europe * Indian Ocean * Latin America and the Caribbean * North America * Oceania * Pacific Ocean * West and Central Asia * Part 4: The United Nations � The United Nations * Specialized Agencies of the United Nations * Other Organizations * Part 5: Other Governmental Organizations * Part 6: International Non-Governmental Organizations * Part 7: Country and Area Listings * Index: Countries; International and Selected National Organizations