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Southern Africa, topographic and political map Southern Africa, topographic and political map
Overview over Southern Africa, and the countries Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania. This area is inhabited by more than 100 million people, and faces issues such as poverty, HIV and climat change.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network
Namibia case study locator map, with protected areas network
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Land cover - Baltic Sea region Land cover - Baltic Sea region
The Baltic Sea region is covered in primarily forested land and crop land, in the taiga and temperate forest regions. Agricultural land is a main driver for nutrient inputs to the Baltic Sea, and thus eutorphication, and is thus relevant. Forest lands acts as a net buffer for nutrients, unless it is heavily diked and/or fertilised.
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Balkans: topographic and political map Balkans: topographic and political map
The Balkans includes Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro (ex-Yugoslavia). The area is recovering from a long conflict and instability as a result of the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Iceland, topographic map Iceland, topographic map
Iceland is located in Northern Europe, is an island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the UK, comprising 103,000 sq km. It has an estimated population of 296,737 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: water pollution from fertilizer runoff; inadequate wastewater treatment.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Topography and hydrography of the Ferghana Valley Topography and hydrography of the Ferghana Valley
To date there are three main groups of issues that are relevant to environmental and security issues in the region. These are access to and quality if natural resources (primarily water and land but also forest and more generally biodiversity resources), existing or potential pollution from industrial facilities, hazardous and radioactive waste sites; and cross-cutting issues such as natural disasters, climate change, public health, environmenta...
03 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Yugoslavia, topographic map Yugoslavia, topographic map
Now known as Serbia and Montenegro. Serbia and Montenegro is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Major environmental concerns are: pollution of coastal waters from sewage outlets, especially in tourist-related areas such as Kotor; air pollution around Belgrade and other industrial cities; water pollution from industrial wastes dumped into the Sava which flows into the Danube.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Slovenia, topographic map Slovenia, topographic map
Slovenia is located in Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia, comprising of 20,273 sq km. It has a population of 2,011,070 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: Sava River polluted with domestic and industrial waste; pollution of coastal waters with heavy metals and toxic chemicals; forest damage near Koper from air pollution (originating at metallurgical and chemical plants) and resulting acid r...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Slovakia, topographic map Slovakia, topographic map
Slovakia is a republic located in Central Europe, south of Poland, with an area of of 49 000 sq km. It has a population of 5.4 million (2005). The country shares borders with the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungaria and Austria.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal, updated by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Czech Republic, topographic map Czech Republic, topographic map
Czech Republic (Czechia) is located in Central Europe, southeast of Germany, comprising of 78,866 sq km. It has a population of 10,241,138 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air and water pollution in areas of northwest Bohemia and in northern Moravia around Ostrava present health risks; acid rain damaging forests; efforts to bring industry up to EU code should improve domestic pollution.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Norway topography and bathymetry Norway topography and bathymetry
Norway is located in Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden, comprising 324,220 sq km. It has a population of 4,593,041 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: water pollution; acid rain damaging forests and adversely affecting lakes, threatening fish stocks; air pollution from vehicle emissions.
27 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Albania, topographic map Albania, topographic map
Albania is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece and Serbia and Montenegro comprising of 28,748 sq km. It has an estimated population of 3,563,112 (2005). Major environmental concerns are deforestation; soil erosion; water pollution from industrial and domestic effluents.
06 Nov 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Nenets Autonomous Okrug sites Nenets Autonomous Okrug sites
Map, illustrating the communites, cities and sites from where the stories for the 'Indigenous Knowledge in Disaster Management' project has been collected and are refered to in the stories. Please see the project web-site for more information.
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic, topography and bathymetry Arctic, topography and bathymetry
The Arctic is extremely diverse in terms of landscapes, varying from pack and drift ice to rugged shores, flat coastal plains, rolling hills and mountains surpassing 6000 metres above sea level (Denali, 6,194 m asl, in sub-arctic and boreal Alaska). The region has rivers and lakes, tundra and the largest forests in the world (the Russian Taiga).
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Tanzania case study, locator map Tanzania case study, locator map
Tanzania case study, locator map
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Armenia, topographic map Armenia, topographic map
Armenia is located in Southwestern Asia, east of Turkey, comprising of 29,800 sq km. It has a population of 2,982,904 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: soil pollution from toxic chemicals such as DDT; the energy crisis of the 1990s led to deforestation when citizens scavenged for firewood; pollution of Hrazdan (Razdan) and Aras Rivers; the draining of Sevana Lich (Lake Sevan), a result of its use as a source for hydropower, threatens drin...
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic conservation area (CAFF), topographic map, ABA version (2010) Arctic conservation area (CAFF), topographic map, ABA version (2010)
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna is a working group under the Arctic Council, for the countries of Russia, Denmark, USA, Canada, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland and indigenous peoples. Monitoring, assessment, protected areas and conservation strategies are all tasks under this working group. The area that the working group primarily addresses is presented in this map.
01 May 2010 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Antarctica, topographic map Antarctica, topographic map
Antarctic is the fifth largest continent of the world at 14 million square kilometres and is covered by a permanent continental ice sheet. The ice is distributed in two major ice sheets, the East Antarctic and the West Antarctic, and in addition there are shelf ice, extending over the sea water. Antarctic inland ice ranges in thickness up to 5000 m, with an average thickness of about 2400 m, making Antarctica by far the highest of the continents....
01 Jun 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic, topography and bathymetry Arctic, topography and bathymetry
The Arctic is extremely diverse in terms of landscapes, varying from pack and drift ice to rugged shores, flat coastal plains, rolling hills and mountains surpassing 6000 metres above sea level (Denali, 6,194 m asl, in sub-arctic and boreal Alaska). The region has rivers and lakes, tundra and the largest forests in the world (the Russian Taiga).
01 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Lithuania, topographic map Lithuania, topographic map
Lithuania is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia, comprising of 65,200 sq km. It has a population of 3,596,617 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: contamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products and chemicals at military bases.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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