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A regional priority-setting initiative for freshwater ecosystems is currently being undertaken by Wetlands for the Americas. The World Bank, in collaboration with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the The World Conservation Union (IUCN) have recently published a four volume series on global priorities for marine ecosystems (Kelleher et al. 1995). These exercises complement this effort. This report is divided into seven chapters. The first chapter (Approach) provides an overview of the methodologies used in this study.

Luis A. Solórzano translated the report into Spanish. Substantial funding for this study was provided by the Global Environment Coordination Division of the World Bank, responsible for administering the Bank's Global Environment Facility (GEF) portfolio. We would like to highlight the support and contributions of Kenneth Newcombe and Kathy Mackinnon. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) contributed substantial funds of its own for the completion of this study. WWF, through a grant from the Ford Foundation, provided funding for the mangrove conservation assessment workshop.

Solórzano (Princeton University, USA/COLOMBIA) T. Stone (Woods Hole Research Center, USA) D. Stotz (Field Museum of Natural History, USA) M. Symington (Biodiversity Support Program, USA) J. Terborgh (Duke University, USA) K. Thelen (FAO, CHILE) J. Tosi (Centro de Ciencias Tropicales, COSTA RICA) R. Tuazon (Inter-American Development Bank, USA) R. Twilley (University of Southwestern Louisiana, USA) M. Vales G. (CUBA) B. Watson (The Nature Conservancy, NICARAGUA/USA) M. Webb Records (World Bank, USA) R.

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