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Population using improved drinking water sources in Botswana Population using improved drinking water sources 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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Carbon dioxide emissions in Botswana Carbon dioxide emissions in Botswana
Botswana’s per capita carbon emissions levels are shown to be the highest in the region, as presented by the African Development Bank, but have not been a significant part of environmental monitoring at local level to date.
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Change in proportion of land area covered by forest in Botswana Change in proportion of land area covered by forest in Botswana
Some forest cover is lost to fuelwood that supplies 98 per cent of domestic energy in rural areas and 79 per cent in urban areas (Government of Botswana 2009), but timber operations have been banned since 1992, due to the poor forest resources base (SADC/ SARDC and others 2008). This figure shows the reduction in forest cover.
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Cattle stocks in Botswana Cattle stocks in Botswana
Significant growth in cattle stocks has forced pastoralists to expand westward into the Kgalagadi, leading to vegetation loss and erosion of marginal lands. A gradual increase of cattle stock has been noted from 2002 to 2008 (Government of Botswana 2009), adding a total of 500 000 cattle to an already large national herd, as shown in this figure.
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Zambezi River Basin trans frontier conservation areas Zambezi River Basin trans frontier conservation areas
The Zambezi basin has several large transboundary protected areas where two or more countries participate in managing shared natural resources. The creation of Trans Frontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) in the basin is regarded as one of the anchors for regional economic integration, socio-economic development and poverty reduction through multi-destination and crossborder tourism (SADC and SARDC 2008). The TFCAs in the Zambezi basin are at dif...
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Kavango-Zambezi TFCA Kavango-Zambezi TFCA
In December 2006, the governments of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe signed an MOU establishing the KAZA TFCA. The TFCA covers an area of 287 000 square kilometres and stretches from the Khaudum National Park in Namibia in the west to Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe in the east (SARDC 2010).Thirty-six protected areas including national parks, game reserves, community conservancies and game management areas are included in the TFCA. One of...
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Zambezi River Basin navigation system Zambezi River Basin navigation system
Navigation on the Zambezi River is both international and local. The main international transport routes are the Kazungula and Luangwa-Kanyemba, while major national routes are in the upper Zambezi River and on Lake Malawi/Niassa/Nyasa. There are also small crossings that provide access to major markets (Denconsult 1998). There are major crossings on the Kabompo River, Kafue River and Chobe River in Namibia and Botswana, and on the Shire River ...
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Zambezi River Basin electrical infrastructure Zambezi River Basin electrical infrastructure
The estimated hydropower potential of the Zambezi River is in the order of 20 000 MW of which only 4 684 MW has been developed (Hirji et al. 2002). About 40 possible new hydropower plants with a total installation capacity of more than 13 000 MW have been identified in the basin. About 85 per cent of this capacity is on the Zambezi River itself while the remainder is on its tributaries. Close to half the mapped potential is in Mozambique, about 2...
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Map of Zimbabwe Map of Zimbabwe
Total Area of Country: 390 759 sq km Portion of Country within Zambezi Basin: 215 800 (55.2%) National Population in 2010: 13.5 million Portion of National Population within Zambezi Basin: 9 059 850 (67.11%) Zimbabwe is located between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers, situated primarily on a high plateau that stretches across most of the country and has a subtropical climate tempered by the altitude. Savannah is the dominant ecosystem, with...
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Protected area share of total land area in Zimbabwe Protected area share of total land area in Zimbabwe
The Government of Zimbabwe has maintained the size of protected areas since 1990 at 46 504 sq km, which is 12 per cent of the national surface area.
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Map of Zambia Map of Zambia
Total Area of Country: 752 614 sq km Portion of Country within Zambezi Basin: 577 900 (76.8%) National Population in 2010: 13 million Portion of National Population within Zambezi Basin: 8 517 600 (65.52%) Zambia is a landlocked country resting on a high plateau with a subtropical climate characterized by a single rainy season. Savannah is the dominant ecosystem and covers the centre of the country, separating the rain forest in the northwe...
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Protected ares share of total land area in Zambia Protected ares share of total land area in Zambia
Zambia has the highest proportion of protected areas to total surface area among Basin states, at 236 921 sq km, or 31 per cent.
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Deforestation in Zambezi Basin Countries Deforestation in Zambezi Basin Countries
There is a growing body of evidence that the rate and extent of deforestation contribute to climate change in the Basin (SARDC and HBS 2010). The major causes of deforestation in the Basin are agricultural expansion, fuelwood collection, harvesting of non-timber forest products, commercial harvesting of natural/ indigenous timber species and forest fires. These are some of the issues that must be addressed in order to stem the destruction of for...
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Forest cover in Zambezi Basin Countries Forest cover in Zambezi Basin Countries
The figure shows the changes in area covered by forest in the individual countries over the years.
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Map of Tanzania Map of Tanzania
Total Area of Country: 945 087 sq km Portion of Country within Zambezi Basin: 27 300 (2.9%) National Population in 2010: 42 million Portion of National Population within Zambezi Basin: 1 646 400 (03.92%) The United Republic of Tanzania, made up of mainland Tanganyika and the islands of Zanzibar, is surrounded by several large bodies of water including 1 300 km of coastline on the Indian Ocean and 2 375 km of shoreline along Africa’s three l...
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Protected areas share of total land area in Namibia Protected areas share of total land area in Namibia
Despite the arid climate, Namibia is home to abundant bio-diversity, including unique desertadapted ecological communities, mega fauna, and productive coastal fisheries. Namibia has one of the largest remaining populations of the highly endangered black rhinoceros, with about three-quarters of the national rhino population found in Etosha National Park. The Government of Namibia has maintained the size of protected areas since independence in 19...
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Map of Mozambique Map of Mozambique
Total Area of Country: 799 390 sq km Portion of Country within Zambezi Basin: 163 800 (20.5%) National Population in 2010: 22.4 million Portion of National Population within Zambezi Basin: 5 185 600 (23.15%) Mozambique borders the Indian Ocean to the east and its climate is generally tropical, although precipitation varies widely from north to south and from the coast to the inland areas. Drought in the southern regions and prolonged civil ...
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Protected areas share of total land area in Mozambique Protected areas share of total land area in Mozambique
The extent of protected areas has risen slightly from 66 020 at the end of the war in 1992 to 67 300 by 2001, amounting to eight per cent of the total surface area as shown in this figure.
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Map of Malawi Map of Malawi
Total Area of Country: 118 484 sq km Portion of Country within Zambezi Basin: 110 700 (93.4%) National Population in 2010: 13.9 million Portion of National Population within Zambezi Basin: 13 050 000 (96.67%) Malawi is the most densely populated country in the Zambezi Basin. Its diverse physical features support a variety of flora and fauna. Lake Malawi extends over almost two-thirds of the eastern border area and with other water bodies co...
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Protected areas share of total land area in Malawi Protected areas share of total land area in Malawi
The extent of protected land area in Malawi has remained at 10 585 sq km since 1990, amounting to nine per cent of the total surface area in a densely populated country, as shown in the figure.
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