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Published by Global Environment Facility in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Biological diversity conservation.,
  • Biological diversity conservation -- Economic aspects.

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Edition Notes

StatementKatrina Brown ... [et al.].
SeriesWorking paper,, no. 2, Working paper (Global Environment Facility) ;, no. 2.
ContributionsBrown, Katrina, 1960-, Global Environment Facility., United Nations Development Programme., United Nations Environment Programme., World Bank.
LC ClassificationsQH75 .E29 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 75 p. ;
Number of Pages75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1169119M
ISBN 101884122019
LC Control Number94151352

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