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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 world’s drylands presented by the Smithsonian Institution and the United Nations Environment Programme. Includes children’s 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 sources.

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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