Download e-book for kindle: Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment by United Nations

By United Nations

ISBN-10: 9280728717

ISBN-13: 9789280728712

This attractive 400-page Atlas is a distinct and robust book which brings to mild tales of environmental switch at greater than a hundred destinations unfold throughout each kingdom in Africa. There are greater than three hundred satellite tv for pc photos, three hundred flooring images and one hundred fifty maps, besides informative graphs and charts that supply a vibrant visible portrayal of Africa and its altering setting that offer medical facts of the impression that normal and human actions have had at the continents setting over the last a number of a long time. The observations and measurements of environmental swap aid gauge the level of development made through African international locations in the direction of attaining the United international locations Millennium improvement ambitions. extra importantly, this publication contributes to the information and realizing which are crucial for edition and remediation, and may be of substantial 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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This trend is mainly due to people migrating from rural communities to cities—especially young adults looking for work— as well as high    urban birth rates  3VSBM  (IUSSP 2007). 6SCBO Cities and towns,    growing at twice   the rate of the rural population,  are expected to     add 400 million people to 14 Africa’s urban population over the next 25 years (Auclair 2005). By 2025, more than half of Africa’s population will live in urban areas (Tibaijuka 2004; UN-HABITAT 2006).

The Cape Province of South Africa is famous for its tremendous biodiversity (MacDonald 2003). This region, known as the Fynbos, is considered a distinct floral kingdom and has the highest rate of generic endemism in the world (Allen 1996). The Mediterranean region of North Africa is almost as biologically rich, with many species endemic to that region (Allen 1996). com Mediterranean 11 Africa is widely believed to be the birthplace of humankind (Stock 2004). 5 million years ago is abundant from Ethiopia to South Africa (Reader 1997).

The dodo has been extinct since the mid-to-late 17th century. It is commonly used as the archetype of an extinct species because its extinction occurred during recorded human history and was directly attributable to human activity. The birds were killed by sailors and settlers for food, and their eggs and young were devoured by cats, dogs, and other non-native animals that were introduced to Mauritius. The bluebuck, or blue antelope, was the first large African mammal to become extinct in historical times.

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