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By United Nations

ISBN-10: 9280728717

ISBN-13: 9789280728712

This beautiful 400-page Atlas is a special and robust e-book which brings to gentle tales of environmental switch at greater than a hundred destinations unfold throughout each nation in Africa. There are greater than three hundred satellite tv for pc photographs, three hundred floor images and a hundred and fifty maps, in addition to informative graphs and charts that supply a bright visible portrayal of Africa and its altering setting that offer medical facts of the influence that traditional and human actions have had at the continents surroundings over the last a number of a long time. The observations and measurements of environmental swap aid gauge the level of development made by means of African international locations in the direction of attaining the United countries Millennium improvement targets. extra importantly, this publication contributes to the data and realizing which are crucial for model and remediation, and may be of monstrous worth to all those that need to know extra approximately Africa and who care in regards to the way forward for this continent.

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Shannon and O’Toole 2003; UNEP/RSP 2006 Christian Lambrechts/UNEP Africa’s coastal and marine resources have great ecological, social, and economic importance, both locally and for the global community (UNEP 2002). Local communities are heavily dependent on coastal resources such as mangrove trees for construction, for medicinal and food products, and for subsistence or small-scale trade. Commercial fishing, tourism, and the oil and gas industry all make substantial contributions to the national economies of coastal African countries as well (UNEP 2002).

Land Surface Temperature (ºC) 40 10 70 ¯ Flooding in Mali Like many other countries in Africa’s Sahel region, Mali was flooded in September 2007. Heavy rains pushed the converging Niger and Bani Rivers over their banks and filled the surrounding wetlands with water.

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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