Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment
This stunning 400-page Atlas is a unique and powerful publication which brings to light stories of environmental change at more than 100 locations spread across every country in Africa. There are more than 300 satellite images, 300 ground photographs and 150 maps, along with informative graphs and charts that give a vivid visual portrayal of Africa and its changing environment that provide scientific evidence of the impact that natural and human activities have had on the continent's environment over the past several decades. The observations and measurements of environmental change help gauge the extent of progress made by African countries towards reaching the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals. More importantly, this book contributes to the knowledge and understanding that are essential for adaptation and remediation, and should be of immense value to all those who want to know more about Africa and who care about the future of this continent.
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Transboundary Environmental Issues
Tracking Progress Towards Environmental Sustainability
Acronyms and Abbreviations
2004 Slum population 2005 Proportion Accessed on February Accessed on January Africa agriculture area to total bands Botswana Burkina Faso Carbon dioxide cent Chad coastal Congo Cote d'lvoire covered by forest Deforestation Desertification drinking water sources drought ecosystems endemic Environment Environmental Sustainability FAOSTAT Fisheries fuelwood global image shows Important Environmental Issues improved drinking water Indicates progress Protected irrigation Kenya Kilometres km2 Estimated Population Lake Lake Chad Land area covered Land Degradation Lesotho mangroves metric tonnes Millennium Development Goal million NASA National Park Nations Millennium Development Niger Okavango Delta pollution population as percentage Population in 2006 population using improved production Progress Towards Environmental rainfall region River Sahara sanitation facilities September 2007 soil erosion sources and sanitation species Sustainability As defined Threatened Threats to Biodiversity tonnes per capita Total Surface Area tropical UNEP United Nations United Nations Millennium urban water resources Western Sahara wetlands wildlife World Zambia