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Saiga antelope populations
Saigas have been hunted since prehistoric times and today poaching remains the primary threat to this critically endangered species. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Saiga populations crashed by more than 95% ...
19 Jun 2014 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, GRID Arendal
Protected areas share of total land area in Tanzania
Tanzania has the second highest proportion of national protected areas among the Basin states, after Zambia, with 28 per cent of the country set aside for national parks, conservation areas, game reserves, and controlle...
21 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Protected areas in the Caspian basin
The biological diversity of the Caspian Sea and its coastal zone makes the region particularly significant. One of the most important characteristics of the Caspian Sea’s biodiversity is the relatively high level of ende...
17 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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 ...
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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.
15 Oct 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Ringed seal pupping lair, with the pup in the lair and the female approaching the haul-out hole from the water
Ringed seals are the 'classic' Arctic seal in many regards, being found as far north as the Pole because of their ability to keep breathing holes open in ice that can reach 2 metres in depth. This species is certainly on...
01 Nov 2007 - by Robert Barnes, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Barents Sea ecoregion conservation priority areas
The Barents Sea ecoregion - the part of the World Ocean north of the Nordic countries and Northwest Russia, has a unique environment with major sea bird colonies, rich benthic and plankton fauna and many major sea mammal...
06 Dec 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Major global bird migration routes to the Arctic
Bird species that migrate to the Arctic coasts and wetlands arrive from nearly every corner of the planet. During the summer, the sun never or nearly never sets, resulting in a short but intensive breeding season when m...
17 May 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Forest Conservation and Wood Production
20 Jun 2009 - by Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
Billion Tree Campaign
01 Nov 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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
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, assessmen...
01 May 2010 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic conservation area (CAFF), topographic map
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, assessmen...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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