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CTA. 1994. Interaise. Spore 54. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The International Environmental and Natural Resource Assessment Information Service (INTERAISE) is a collaborative project undertaken by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and The...
The International Environmental and Natural Resource Assessment Information Service (INTERAISE) is a collaborative project undertaken by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and The World Conservation Union (IUCN). The project began in 1990, in recognition of the problem of locating and accessing environmental information at a national or regional level in, and for, developing countries. The project had two principal goals: to identify and locate key national environmental and natural resource assessment documents, and to make this information available to those who need it in developing countries and in the development aid community. The information is aimed at those who are engaged, for example, in environmental research, policy making, planning or management. The INTERAISE documentation collection includes environmental profiles, national conservation strategies, Tropical Forestry Action Plan (TFAP) reviews, environmental action plans, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) national reports and similar documents which provide information - particularly statistics, maps and charts - at regional and national level on the environment and natural resource base in developing countries. A central information service is operated by IIED in London. The service is able to provide photocopies, at cost, of any documents in the collection that are not available from source. In addition regional information centres have been established in institutions around the world: six in Africa, five in Asia, two in Latin America and one in the Caribbean. An annotated bibliography of all the documents is included in the INTERAISE library. The 1993 Directory of Country Environmental Studies has been published by the World Resources Institute (WRI), and is available from IIED at \A312. This bibliography provides a concise abstract of each study and cites the author, sponsoring and collaborating organizations, publication date, language and availability. A companion diskette gives quick access to the information contained in the printed edition of the 1993 Directory plus a number of older documents and can be used to identify documents relating to a particular region or country. This is also available from IIED at a cost of \A330. Both the Directory and diskette will be updated in 1995; and it is hoped to include information on the OECD countries as well. INTERAISE Project, IIED 3 Endsleigh Street London WC 1H 0DD, UK WRI, 1709 New York Ave, NW, Washington DC 20006, USA IUCN, Rue de Mauverney 28, CH 1196 Gland, SWlTZERLAND