CEMEX presents a collection of books as a source of information and inspiration to create greater awareness about the importance of protecting the environment and all living beings of this great blue planet
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By focusing on their importance in the overall fight to stop the global loss of biodiversity, “Key Biodiversity Areas” illustrates the critical role these sites can play as a nature-based solution to climate change, which threatens human populations, species and natural ecosystems throughout the world.
Through “Key Biodiversity Areas”, the 28th edition of our Nature and Conservation Book Series, leading global experts explore different applications or implications of these sites in the fight to stop the global loss of biodiversity with stunning photographs that tell the stories of the sites themselves, and the species and ecosystems for which they are important.
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"Nature's Solutions to Climate Change" takes a look at how natural ecosystems –forests, oceans, grasslands, mangroves, peatlands, permafrost, tidal saltmarshes and seagrasses– can help resolve global climate change, due to their ability to capture and store carbon safely for the long term.
"Islands" celebrates our planet’s more than 460,000 islands which have long inspired human imagination. They evoke images of far-flung landscapes and vast isolation. On a geologic time-scale, islands are dynamic and ever-changing. They can be mere specks of land and rock stacks that are home to only a few plants and animals, or large complex landscapes with diverse habitats and climates, such as Madagascar or New Guinea. Islands can be found at all latitudes, from polar to tropical, and are the engines for the evolution of much of our planet’s flora and fauna.
25 Conservation Success Stories
Back from the Brink celebrates the remarkable resolve of innumerable people and institutions to save the ever-rising numbers of threatened species. This volume highlights twenty-five species through spectacular photographs accompanied by descriptive profiles that mention species' threats, causes for their decline and the remarkable efforts that have saved them from extinction. Back from the Brink's twenty-five illuminating portrait-essays are complemented by an additional gallery of sixty-five endangered species, with captions indicating their location, reasons for decline and measures that saved them from extinction.
Saving the Last Primary Forests
A Geography of Hope underscores the spectacular environmental, cultural, and spiritual value of our planet’s primary forests—that are fast disappearing as a result of human activity. These ecosystems afford unmatched carbon storage, offer an invaluable source of freshwater, support the livelihood of more than 400 million people worldwide and provide the crucial seeds necessary to reforest degraded areas. Their conservation is absolutely critical to reduce the significant dependence on fossil fuels. Indeed, the protection, restoration and reforestation of primary tropical forests alone could provide 50 percent of the climate mitigation scientists deem necessary over the next fifty years.
Natural World Heritage
At the time when the global biodiversity crisis and climate change increase, the World Heritage Sites represent an international model that incessantly reminds us about the wonder and uniqueness of our living planet and our obligation to preserve it.
50 Years of Conservation
The message put forward this book is a simple one: conservation works and the extinction of species can be prevented.
Informative essays by experts, and captivating photographs made by talented photographers, strive to inspire people around the world to join the movement to conserve species, the building blocks of life upon which our own survival hinges.
Answer the call to action.
Twenty Years of Conservation & Photography
This anniversary issue of the CEMEX Conservations Book Series blends a magnificent array of photographs with insightful ideas and thought-provoking quotations to celebrate the aspects of humanity’s relationship with our Earth’s natural bounty.
It reflects CEMEX’s commitment to sustain and promote awareness of the need to conserve the natural world we all enjoy.
Heart of our Blue Planet
Powerfully illustrated with over 150 photographs by some of the world’s leading conservation photographers, Oceans: Heart of our Blue Planet, is a pictorial call to action on one of today’s most pressing conservation challenges.
How to move forward to protect the ocean, it’s resources and the myriad of ecological services it provides for all humanity, in large part will determine how successful we are in securing an environmentally sound future for generations to come.
Net profits from these books will go to support our nature conservation projects