Desk study on the environment in Liberia

A United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) publication. Shelfmark: AF/LR/008(box) UNEP's first post-conflict study in Africa, published in 2004, is a collation of environmental background data together with recommendations for the sustainable use of Liberia's natural resources: timber, minerals , agriculture and wildlife. The report is also available online, Desk study on the environment in Liberia. In … Continue reading Desk study on the environment in Liberia

The forest landscape restoration handbook

edited by Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken, Stewart Maginnis & Alastair Sarre Shelfmark: CP/ER/005 This book is part of the Earthscan Forest Library series and "targets field-level forest managers working in degraded forests and forest lands". It contains a series of chapters contributed by a team of experts coordinated by IUCN and the ITTO (International Tropical Timber Organization). The handbook … Continue reading The forest landscape restoration handbook

Getting information to come to you: keeping up to date with search alerts and more

Part of the Information Skills Training Programme from the A.G. Leventis Library & Information Service. Do you have to create posters or images for reports/other publications? Ever find yourself exasperated trying to create appealing visual content? There are lots of free tools now available online that can help you with this, but are they any […]

How to pretend to be a graphic designer: tools to make visual content creation easy

Part of the Information Skills Training Programme from the A.G. Leventis Library & Information Service. Do you have to create posters or images for reports/other publications? Ever find yourself exasperated trying to create appealing visual content? There are lots of free tools now available online that can help you with this, but are they any … Continue reading How to pretend to be a graphic designer: tools to make visual content creation easy

On a wing and a prayer

One woman's adventure into the heart of the rainforest by Sarah Woods Shelfmark: CP/BO/017 In this memoir Sarah gives an account covering over ten years, from 1999 to 2010, travelling and trekking solo in the rainforests of Latin America.  This is one of the books in our collection that, as well as being useful for … Continue reading On a wing and a prayer

The diversity of life in African freshwaters: Underwater, under threat

An anlaysis of the status and distribution of freshwater species throughout mainland Africa edited by William Darwall, Kevin Smith, David Allen, Robert Holland, Ian Harrison and Emma Brooks Shelfmark: AF/AA/248d An IUCN Red List produced in 2011 of the faunal and floral biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems across the whole of Africa. It is clearly laid out … Continue reading The diversity of life in African freshwaters: Underwater, under threat

The state of nature conservation in Malaysia

edited by R. Kiew Shelfmark: AS/MY/14 Look back at the state of Malaysian nature conservation 25 years ago with this volume , published in 1991 to mark with the 50th anniversary of the Malaysian Nature Society.  Topics covered include habitats, such as caves and mangroves; a wide range of plant and animal taxa; and conservation practices … Continue reading The state of nature conservation in Malaysia

The sound approach to birding

A guide to understanding bird sound by Mark Constantine & The Sound Approach Shelfmark: BL/CM/004 We've selected this book to mark International Dawn Chorus Day "the worldwide celebration of nature's daily miracle". This annual event, organised by the Wildlife Trusts was celebrated on 7 May this year. If this prompts you to refresh (or launch) … Continue reading The sound approach to birding

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10 Libraries in Cambridge

This is a summary of our Spring 2017 Information Skills Programme: Session 7 There are a vast number of libraries in Cambridge - over 100 in fact! Here is some information about the 10 libraries most likely to be useful to the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Community. What's where? To find out what is in different … Continue reading 10 Libraries in Cambridge

Penguins: Their world, Their ways

by Tui de Roy, Mark Jones, Julie Cornthwaite Shelfmark: BI/009/13 April 25 is World Penguin Day.  It is timed to coincide with the start of the annual march to the sea of the Adélie penquins.   These Antarctic migrants complete their return journey six months later. This book is worth picking up for the photographs alone, … Continue reading Penguins: Their world, Their ways