Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar: A Conservation Assessment
Island Press, Apr 5, 2005 - Science - 483 pages
As part of a global effort to identify those areas where conservation measures are needed most urgently, World Wildlife Fund has assembled teams of scientists to conduct ecological assessments of all seven continents. Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar is the latest contribution, presenting in a single volume the first in-depth analysis of the state of freshwater biodiversity across Africa, Madagascar, and the islands of the region. Looking at biodiversity and threats in terms of biological units rather than political units, the book offers a comprehensive examination of the entire range of aquatic systems. In addition to its six main chapters, the book includes nineteen essays by regional experts that provide more depth on key issues, as well as six detailed appendixes that present summary data used in the analyses, specific analytical methodologies, and a thorough text description for each of Africa's ninety-three freshwater ecoregions. Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar provides a blueprint for conservation action and represents an unparalleled guide for investments and activities of conservation agencies and donor organizations.
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Africa agriculture aquatic fauna areas biodiversity bioregion birds catchment cichlids climate coastal Congo Basin Congo River cyprinids dams Data Quality deforestation Delineation This ecoregion Distinctive Biodiversity Features diversity eastern ecological Ecoregion Delineation Ecoregion Name Ecoregion Number ecosystems endemic Final Biological Distinctiveness Final Conservation Status fish fauna fish species fishery flood floodplains flow forest rivers freshwater ecoregions freshwater fish freshwater systems Future Threats habitat headwaters Highlands Hughes and Hughes human population increasing islands Justification for Ecoregion Kafue Lake Malawi Lake Naivasha Lake Tanganyika Lake Victoria land Lévêque located lower Madagascar Major Habitat Type mollusks Mormyridae Mountains National Park Niger Delta Niger River Nile northern occur Okavango Outstanding or Distinctive pans percent plateau Priority Class rainfall Ramsar region rich Rift Valley Skelton southern Status and Threats streams swamps Threats Current Status tion tributaries vegetation Vulnerable waterbirds West Wetlands International Zambezi River
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