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Patagonian Shelf – GIWA Regional assessment 38

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Global International Waters Assessment
Patagonian Shelf, GIWA Regional assessment 38
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
Publication date
April, 2004
Mugetti, A., Brieva, C., Giangiobbe, S., Gallicchio, E., Pacheco, F., Pagani, A., Calcagno, A., González, S., Natale, O., Faure, M., Rafaelli, S., Magnani, C., Moyano, M.C., Seoane, R. and I. Enriquez
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This report presents the assessment of Patagonian Shelf and associated river basins. The report focuses on the La Plata River Basin, the second largest watershed in South America, and the South Atlantic Drainage System, comprising basins that drain large arid areas of Argentina and one of the world’s largest continental shelves. Pollution in the La Plata River Basin has caused considerable environmental degradation while fishing has changed marine habitats and communities. The root causes of environmental degradation in the Argentinean and Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone and the Uruguay River Basin, shared by Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, are identified and potential remedial policy options are presented.

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Front cover (344 Kb)
Title pages (70 Kb)
Table of contents (37 Kb)
Executive summary (63 Kb)
Abbreviations and acronyms (61 Kb)
Regional definition (12 766 Kb)
Assessment (5 699 Kb)
Causal chain analysis (3 378 Kb)
Policy options (166 Kb)
References (117 Kb)
Annexes (607 Kb)
Global International Waters Assessment (797 Kb)
GIWA Methodology (219 Kb)
Back cover (784 Kb)

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