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Households with access to basic sanitation in Namibia Households with access to basic sanitation in Namibia
Access by urban households to safe drinking water is slightly less than 100 per cent, but decreasing. Access of rural households to safe drinking water was 88 per cent in 2008, up from 67 per cent in 2000. The government has improved water supply to rural communities through the provision of new boreholes and the rehabilitation of existing boreholes, as well as the development of pipelines. Namibia recycles water, especially in urban areas. This...
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Population using improved water sources in Namibia Population using improved water sources in Namibia
Access by urban households to safe drinking water is slightly less than 100 per cent, but decreasing. Access of rural households to safe drinking water was 88 per cent in 2008, up from 67 per cent in 2000. The government has improved water supply to rural communities through the provision of new boreholes and the rehabilitation of existing boreholes, as well as the development of pipelines. Namibia recycles water, especially in urban areas. This...
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Change in the number of threatened species in Namibia Change in the number of threatened species in Namibia
Threats to biodiversity include over-grazing, agriculture and mining (WWF 2006). Figure 4.34 shows that there are 58 threatened species in Namibia, an increase of 60 per cent in less than a decade, although some increase in the figure is due to new areas of study that have not been previously researched.
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Carbon Dioxide emissions in Namibia Carbon Dioxide emissions in Namibia
Carbon dioxide emissions have increased slightly since 1999 due to urban growth and increased use of fossil fuels, but the increase shown in the graphic, is largely due to improved monitoring.
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Change in proportion of land area covered by forests in Namibia Change in proportion of land area covered by forests in Namibia
While Namibia is not heavily forested, the graphic shows a 17 per cent drop in the proportion of land area covered by forests since 1990. Just 8.8 per cent of the country was covered by forests in 2010.
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Cattle stocks in Namibia Cattle stocks in Namibia
Overgrazing is the largest threat to the environment since cattle, which outnumber people in Namibia, have surpassed the carrying capacity of the land. Current evidence of desertification includes declining ground water levels, soil erosion, reduced soil fertility, increased salt content in soils, and loss of woody vegetation. The increase in cattle stocks is shown in this figure.
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Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Mozambique Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Mozambique
The 15-year conflict from 1977-1992, and drought in some regions, caused significant migration to coastal and urban areas, which have continued to grow by more than four per cent per year although the war ended 20 years ago. Many people from rural areas joined other family members in the cities, thus expanding the overcrowded peri-urban areas. This trend is slowly being reversed through the development of amenities in rural areas as well as pr...
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Access to clean water and improved sanitation in Mozambique Access to clean water and improved sanitation in Mozambique
The proportion of the population with access to safe drinking water has increased significantly to 56 per cent in 2009, from 37.3 per cent in 1997. The national target for 2015 is 70 per cent. The proportion of the population with access to improved sanitation has increased from 40 per cent in 2003 to 45 per cent in 2009, with a target of 50 per cent for 2015. Thus, Mozambique is likely to meet the 2015 targets for access to water and sanitation...
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Threatened Species in Mozambique Threatened Species in Mozambique
Mozambique is also rich in birdlife, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, but the number of threatened species recorded jumped from 41 in 1996 to 108 in 2003 as shown in this figure, in part due to greater access to areas of study.
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Consumption of ozone layer depleting substances in Mozambique Consumption of ozone layer depleting substances in Mozambique
The extent of carbon emissions is not well documented in Mozambique and is not considered a significant factor in environmental sustainability. While the consumption of ozone depleting substances has been increasing slowly, this too has not been studied in depth and does not appear significant.
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Change in proportion of land area covered by forests in Mozambique Change in proportion of land area covered by forests in Mozambique
Mozambique lost 5.5 per cent of its forests in the 20 years between 1990 and 2010, but has since launched reforestation projects which have fostered denser forest cover in the wet and fertile regions while thin savannah vegetation characterizes the drier interior (Government of Mozambique 2010). This figure depicts the proportion of land area covered by forests.
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Prevalence and death rates associated with malaria in Mozambique Prevalence and death rates associated with malaria in Mozambique
Mozambique’s geographical location has resulted in the occurrence of floods and environmentally related diseases such as malaria and cholera which pose a threat to human health. However, the prevalence and death rates associated with Malaria have been reduced significantly since 2003 and are expected to drop further by 2015.
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Urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Malawi Urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Malawi
The slum population as a proportion of total urban population in Malawi has been reduced by almost 30 per cent since 1990, from 94.6 per cent to 66.4 per cent, and is projected to reach 64.57 per cent by 2015, according to UN Habitat (2010.
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Proportion of population with access to improve sanitation in Malawi Proportion of population with access to improve sanitation in Malawi
According to the Malawi Development Goals Report 2009, the country has already surpassed the MDGs targets for access to clean water and improved sanitation, and is well on its way to achieving 100 per cent for the latter.
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Households with sustainable access to improved water source in Malawi Households with sustainable access to improved water source in Malawi
According to the Malawi Development Goals Report 2009, the country has already surpassed the MDGs targets for access to clean water and improved sanitation, and is well on its way to achieving 100 per cent for the latter.
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Area protected to maintain biodiversity in Malawi Area protected to maintain biodiversity in Malawi
This figure shows the ratio of area protected to maintain biological diversity. Malawi’s aquatic resources of over 1 000 fish species, which make up almost 15 per cent of global freshwater fish biodiversity, are under threat from water pollution and overfishing. Lake Malawi contains more unique fish species than any other lake in the world, and more than 90 per cent are endemic (CBD 2007), mainly from the family Cichlidae. The Shire River ba...
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Change in proportion of land area Change in proportion of land area
Malawi is on track towards attaining half of the environmental sustainability indicators, although the land area covered by forest has declined from 32.9 percent in 1990 to 27.3 per cent in 2010. This decline can be attributed to fuelwood collection, subsistence and commercial agriculture (UNEP 2008). Tobacco farming, which accounts for almost 80 per cent of export earnings, is one of the major causes of deforestation. Government is committed to ...
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Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Botswana Proportion of urban dwellers living in slum conditions in Botswana
The number of people living in slum conditions as a proportion of urban residents is high, according to UNEP (2008), and slowly increasing, as shown in the figure.
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Population growth and urbanization in Botswana Population growth and urbanization in Botswana
The proportion of people living in urban areas is expected to increase from 57 per cent in 2005 to more than 70 per cent in 2030 (Government of Botswana 2009).
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Proportion of people using improved sanitation facility in Botswana Proportion of people using improved sanitation facility in Botswana
Due to deliberate policy and strategic action, Botswana is in the envious position of having met its water and sanitation targets well before the MDG targets and the timelines for its own Vision 2016. More than 90 per cent of the population in urban and rural areas has access to drinking water and sanitation.
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