On the Web: drylands and desertification
In this issue of Tiempo, we list sites on the World Wide
Web where information concerning desertification and land degradation
and links to further information sources can be found.
Arid Lands Newsletter
Informative bulletin published by the Office of Arid Lands
Studies at the University of Arizona, covering the desertification
issue, biodiversity conservation and related topics.
Bright Edges of the World
An electronic exhibit about the worlds drylands presented
by the Smithsonian Institution and the United Nations Environment
Programme. Includes childrens activities.
Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Produced by the International Institute for Sustainable
Development, this bulletin provides a detailed account of the
negotiations on the United Nations Desertification Convention and
other environmental treaties.
FAO Hypermedia Collections on Desertification
Electronic documents in English, French and Spanish from the Food
and Agriculture Organization.
International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC) Links
IALC, a consortium of non-profit organizations, provides a list
of information sources on the Internet for researchers, land managers
and policy makers world-wide.
International NGO Network on Desertification and Drought (RIOD)
RIOD is an international network supporting NGO activities on
desertification. The site contains links to other related information
UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
The main site for information regarding the international treaty
intended to promote effective action on desertification by innovative
local programmes and supportive international partnerships through
national, sub-regional and regional action programmes.
UN Information Unit for Conventions
The Information Unit for Conventions provides abundant material,
including press releases, concerning various United Nations
environmental conventions including the UNCCD.
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