PANUPS: Resource Pointer #88 (fwd)

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                         P A N U P S
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Resource Pointer #88

July 17, 1996

For copies of the following resources, please contact 
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*The Forgotten Pollinators, 1996.* Stephen L. Buchmann 
and Gary Paul Nabhan. Describes pollinator ecology and 
emphasizes importance of pollination to biodiversity and 
agriculture. Explains that pollinator species are 
declining due to human impacts, including pesticides, 
trade agreements such as NAFTA and conversion of 
wildlands to monocultural croplands.  Combines 
descriptions of ecological concepts with policy 
recommendations and calls for greater efforts to protect 
declining pollinator species. Appendix lists pollinators 
of major crop plants, pesticides most harmful to 
pollinators and related conservation and research 
organizations. 292 pp. US$25. Island Press, 1718 
Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009; 
phone (202) 232-7933; fax (202) 234-1328; email 

*Ten Essential Reasons to Protect The Birds and the 
Bees: How an Impending Pollination Crisis Threatens 
Plants and the Food on Your Table, 1996.* The Forgotten 
Pollinators Campaign. Presents ten reasons to protect 
pollinators, including that agricultural production 
depends on pollination and that fewer pollinators lead 
to fewer plants. Recommends actions for researchers, 
farmers, gardeners, educators and policy-makers to 
protect pollinators, stressing need to reduce pesticide 
use, preserve habitat and implement interstate and 
international pollinator protection programs. 16 pp. The 
Forgotten Pollinators Campaign, Arizona-Sonora Desert 
Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ, 85743; email 

*Global List of Threatened Vertebrate Wildlife Species 
Serving as Pollinators for Crops and Wild Plants, 1996.* 
Gary Paul Nabhan. Lists endangered pollinators including 
marsupials, bats, primates, birds, carnivores and 
rodents. Presents common names, scientific names and 
inhabited regions. 16 pp. The Forgotten Pollinators 
Campaign (see above).

*The World Bank's Partnership with Nongovernmental 
Organizations, 1996.* (English, French and Spanish). The 
World Bank. Provides World Bank perspective regarding 
collaboration between NGOs and the Bank, and discusses 
ways to improve cooperation between Bank and NGOs. 
Describes Bank organizations and objectives, including 
overview of the NGO-World Bank Committee, a committee 
for NGO leaders and Bank managers to discuss policy. 
Suggests ways Bank can contribute to NGO capacity 
building through training and other means, and provides 
contact information of World Bank staff working on NGO 
issues. 38 pp. Stock #13603. US$7.95. The World Bank, 
1818 H Street, Washington, DC 20433; phone (202) 477-
1234; fax (202) 477-6391; email books@worldbank.org; 

*The Price of a Dream: The story of the Grameen Bank and 
the idea that is helping the poor to change their lives, 
1996.* David Bornstein. Examines history and 
organization of the Grameen "Village" Bank, an anti-
poverty lending institution in Bangladesh that aims to 
assist poor women with small loans for self-employment, 
including agricultural projects. The Grameen Bank has 
grown from a small local service into largest rural 
lender in Bangladesh, disbursing more than US$1 billion 
in 1994. Investigates how this model may be transferable 
to other countries and emphasizes that development needs 
to begin with the poorest people. 370 pp. US$25. Simon 
and Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 
10020; phone (212) 698-7537; fax (212) 698-7336; 

We encourage those interested in having resources listed 
in the Online Resource Pointer to send review copies of 
publications, videos or other sources to our office 
(address listed below) or to contact Information Program 
Associates Adam Kirshner or Gina Schilling for further 

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