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Forest cover in Zambezi Basin Countries
The figure shows the changes in area covered by forest in the individual countries over the years.
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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 populatio...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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%) Mozamb...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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.
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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%) Malaw...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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.
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Map of Botswana
Total Area of Country: 581 730 sq km Portion of Country within Zambezi Basin: 19 100 sq km (3.3 %) National Population in 2010: 1.8 million Portion of National Population within Zambezi Basin: 13 140 (0.73%) Botswa...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Protected areas share of total land area in Botwana
The Government of Botswana has designated a sizeable portion of land area for conservation since before 1990. The protected areas in Botswana total 104,988 sq km, which is 18 per cent of the total surface area of the cou...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Map of Angola
Total Area of Country: 1 246 700 sq km Portion of Country within Zambezi Basin: 256 500 sq km (20.5%) National Population in 2010: 17.8 million Portion of National Population within Zambezi Basin: 651 480 (03.66%) ...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Access to safe drinking water in Angola
Large numbers of people were displaced during the war and moved to urban areas, living in overcrowded slums, where the infrastructure did not exist or could not cope with their influx. The sharp increase in access to sa...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Change in the number of threatened species in Angola
This figure shows the change in numbers of threatened species, indicating that this spiked at 71 in 2003 following the end of the war when some areas became more accessible and counts resumed. The 2008 figure shows a red...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Change in biodiversity for selected species in Angola
This figure shows the percentage changes in biodiversity of some species, illustrating the reduction in diversity of mammals and molluscs, while others are steady or increasing (eg, birds).
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Protected areas share total land area in Angola
Another indicator of environmental sustainability is the proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected. The extent of the protected land area in Angola has remained the same since 1990, but there is little data av...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Carbon dioxide emissions in Angola
Carbon emissions have not been a significant part of environmental monitoring in Angola as the potential is minimal when compared to industrialized countries, and estimated figures are still low, although increasing rap...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Land area covered by forests in Angola
Angola is the most densely forested country in the Basin (FAO 2010), including tropical rainforests in the north. While some Basin states had deforestation rates as high as 2.2 per cent, Angola shows a rate of between 0...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Freshwater availability per capita in Zambezi River Basin countries
The water flow in the Zambezi river is estimated at 3 600 cu m per second. This represents about 87 mm/year of equivalent rainfall and less than 10 per cent of the average rainfall in the basin (Shela 2000). The average...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Urban Population in Zambezi River Basin States
Zambezi River Basin countries share similar settlement patterns characterized by both low and high densities. While the basin is largely rural, urbanization rates are high. In Botswana and Angola, urban population consti...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Annual Mean Temperature Changes for Kariba
The Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC states that global greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities grew by 70 per cent between 1970 and 2004 (IPCC 2009). The emission of greenhouse gases in one region may resul...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Zambezi River runoff
A major impact of the construction of the Kariba and Cahora Bassa dams from 1950–1970 was the reduction in the Zambezi River runoff. Before the dam construction, the Zambezi River was torrential with high flows during t...
14 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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