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By United Nations

ISBN-10: 9280728717

ISBN-13: 9789280728712

This lovely 400-page Atlas is a special and robust booklet which brings to mild tales of environmental swap at greater than a hundred destinations unfold throughout each state in Africa. There are greater than three hundred satellite tv for pc pictures, three hundred flooring photos and a hundred and fifty maps, in addition to informative graphs and charts that supply a shiny visible portrayal of Africa and its altering atmosphere that offer clinical proof of the effect that usual and human actions have had at the continents setting over the last numerous a long time. The observations and measurements of environmental switch aid gauge the level of growth made via African international locations in the direction of attaining the United countries Millennium improvement ambitions. extra importantly, this e-book contributes to the data and figuring out which are crucial for edition and remediation, and may be of massive worth to all those that need to know extra approximately Africa and who care concerning the way forward for this continent.

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22 22 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO N Luanda Angola Basin ANGOLA ZAMBIA Benguela Current NAMIBIA idge Windhoek BOTSWANA is R Benguela Current Wa lv The Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) is located along the southwest coast of Africa, alongside Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. It is the world’s most powerful wind-driven coastal upwelling. 25 kg of carbon per square metre is about six times higher than that of the North Sea ecosystem. It thus harbours a globally significant reservoir of biodiversity and biomass of marine organisms.

By 2100, water flow in the Nile River region is expected to decrease by 75 per cent, with damaging consequences for irrigation practices. Declining water levels in many rivers and lakes is expected to affect water quality, exacerbate waterborne diseases, and reduce available hydropower (UNEP 2006c). Lack of clean water and sanitation leads to a wide range of potential diseases including malaria, yellow fever, filariasis, river blindness, sleeping sickness, guinea worm, bilharzia, trachoma, and scabies.

According to the African Rhino Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Species Survival Commission, the West African Black Rhino is now feared extinct. An intensive survey of the West African black rhino in early 2006 has failed to locate any sign of their continued presence in their last refuges in northern Cameroon. Poaching for rhino horn is the main cause of their demise. com Barbary Lion Scimitar Oryx Dodo (Extinct) Blue Antelope or Bluebuck (Extinct) Oryx dammah Raphus cucullatus Hippotragus leucophaeus Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Israel, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara Mauritius South Africa The Dodo was a flightless bird that lived on the island of Mauritius.

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