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Biodiversity conservation in the tropics

Biodiversity conservation in the tropics

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Published by World Conservation Press in Cambridge, UK .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tropics.
    • Subjects:
    • Biological diversity conservation -- Tropics.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby the World Conservation Monitoring Centre; M.G. Murray ... [et al.].
      SeriesWCMC biodiversity series ;, no. 6
      ContributionsMurray, M. G., World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH77.T78 B56 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationii, 170 p. :
      Number of Pages170
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL403257M
      LC Control Number98102863
      OCLC/WorldCa37652217

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