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African Environment Outlook 2African Environment Outlook 2
The report underscores the concept of sustainable livelihoods, and the importance of the environmental initiatives in supporting them. It places in essence the human being at the center of sustainable development. The structure and design of the report strives to bring out this message as clearly as possible. The emphasis is put on what should and can be done with existing (remaining) environmental assets, in the context of identified constraints (issues), rather than focusing on what has been (already) lost.
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Invasive alien plants in South Africa Invasive alien plants in South Africa
Species that has been introduced on purpose or spread in the wild threaten livelihoods in agriculture or water resources. As illustrated in this map, some regions of South Africa have very high ratios of invasive alien plants and are subject to government projects to limit the distribution and information campaigns informing the public.
13 Feb 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal