Biodiversity is recognised as a key issue in the general debate about the sustainable use of the world's natural resources; the urgent need now is to collect, manage and disseminate information in an efficient and useful way. This book reviews what are the information needs critical to biodiversity and how this information may be efficiently communicated; it is based on papers presented at a workshop held in London in 1996. The workshop focused on the need to let information move between its point of origin and its many points of use, so that global priorities may be met with a rapid assessment and response. CTA supported the participation of some delegates in the workshop which itself was organised and sponsored by CAB International, the International Union for Biological Sciences, the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, the UN Environment Programme and the World Conservation Union. Biodiversity information: needs and options. Edited by D L Hawksworth and P M Kirk. 1997. 194 pp. UK£ 35. Publishing Division CAB International Wallingford Oxon, OX10 8DE UK. Fax: +44 1491 833508, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.agricta.org/Spore/spore74/
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