A Directory of African Wetlands
A directory of Afrotropical wetlands of international importance. Contents -Region 1: North West Africa, Region 2: North East Africa, Region 3: West Africa, Region 4: Central Africa, Region 5: Southern Africa, Region 6: Madagascar.
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Page ii - Union, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Its mission is to support conservation and sustainable development by collecting and analysing global conservation data so that decisions...
Page ii - Founded 15 December 1972 by the UN General Assembly. Established as a result of the UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, June 1972. Secretariat UN Environment Programme (UNEP), PO Box 30552, United Nations Avenue. Gigiri. Nairobi. Kenya Telephone: +254-2-621234 Telefax: +254-2-62-3927/3692 E-mail: cpiinfo(a;unep.org Executive Director Mr Klaus Topfer (February 1998-January 2002).
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Page 96 - Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Pilot, comprising the Suez Canal, the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the South-East Coast of Arabia from Ras Baghashwa to Ras Al Hadd, the Coast of Africa from Ras Asir to Ras Hafun, Socotra and its adjacent Islands. 8th edn.
Page 697 - Nature's freaks," is situated at the northern extremity of those broken hills which take their rise in the neighbourhood of Okamabuti, and in the midst of a dense coppice. So effectually is it hidden from view, that a person might pass within fifty paces of it without being aware of its existence. Owing to its steep and rugged sides, cattle have not access to the water ; and even a man can only approach this enormous well by means of a steep and slippery footpath. No perceptible difference could...
Page 425 - Mauritania in the north, Mali in the east, Guinea and Guinea Bissau in the south and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. It encompasses Gambia except for the coastal section.
Page 219 - Introduction Sudan is the largest country in Africa with an area of 2 505 815 km2.
Page 148 - Its body is composed of rockfill, sand and clay. It has an impervious core, a grout curtain extending 180 m under the core to meet the bed rock, and a horizontal upstream impervious blanket.