conservation of the world's lakes: A preliminary framework for identifying
This report identifies 250 lakes in 73 countries as initial priorities for biodiversity conservation based on UNEP, WWF and Ramsar data. Although available data are very limited, these lakes support globally significant fish, mollusc, crab, shrimp and bird biodiversity or they are representative examples of particularly rare types of lakes.
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Appendix I. Global Lake Conservation Priorities: Data Sources and Explanations (110K)
Appendix VIII. Priority lakes by country (104K)
Appendix IX. Priority lakes that cross international boundaries (42K)
Appendix X. Countries with priority lakes that project medium and high water stress in 2025 (56K)
Appendix XI. Countries expected to experience largest increases in climate change (76K)
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Please cite this report as:
Duker, L. and L. Borre 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: A preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series, Number 2. Monitor International, Annapolis, Maryland USA.