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South Ossetia - environmental headlines (topographic and political map) South Ossetia - environmental headlines (topographic and political map)
South Ossetia - environmental headlines (topographic and political map. The basemap is complemented with textual information on 'environmental headlines'which are the preliminary results of a desk assessment conducted by GRID-Arendal under the ENVSEC initiative (UNEP; OSCE; NATO; UNDP; UNECE; REC)
31 Oct 2005 - by Matthias Beilstein and Otto Simonett
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The Caucasus ecoregion, topographic map The Caucasus ecoregion, topographic map
The Caucasus ecoregion covers a total area of 580,000 km2, includes six countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russian and Turkey - and follows the ecoregion definition prepared by WWF in their Action plan for Caucasus. The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range with its lofty peaks forms a formidable barrier between the northern and southern parts of the ecoregion. The Lesser Caucasus mountain chain extends across Georgia, Turkey, Armenia, Aze...
04 Oct 2005 - by Manana Kurtubadze, cartographer
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Topographic map of Bosnia and Herzegovina Topographic map of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Croatia, comprising of 51,129 sq km. It has a population of 4,025,476 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air pollution from metallurgical plants; sites for disposing of urban waste are limited; water shortages and destruction of infrastructure because of the 1992-95 civil strife; deforestation.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Georgia, topographic map Georgia, topographic map
The country of Georgia is located in the Caucasus region of Asia, with a coastline towards the Black Sea. The 4.7 million country was a republic in the former Soviet Union, and is now an economy in transition and a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Eritrea, topographic map Eritrea, topographic map
Overview over the country of Eritrea, with topography and major cities. Eritrea, independent in 1993, is inhabited by 4.5 million people, and the capital is Asmara. Environmental issues, according to the CIA world factbook, are: deforestation; desertification; soil erosion; overgrazing; loss of infrastructure from civil warfare.
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Croatia, topographic map Croatia, topographic map
Croatia is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia, comprising of 56,542 sq km. It has a population of 4,495,904 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air pollution (from metallurgical plants) and resulting acid rain is damaging the forests; coastal pollution from industrial and domestic waste; landmine removal and reconstruction of infrastructure consequent to 1992-95 civil stri...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Hungary, topographic map Hungary, topographic map
Hungary is located in Central Europe, northwest of Romania, comprising of 93,030 sq km. It has a population of 10,006,835 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: the upgrading of Hungary's standards in waste management, energy efficiency, and air, soil, and water pollution to meet EU requirements will require large investments.
17 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Kazakhstan, topographic map Kazakhstan, topographic map
Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural River in eastern-most Europe, comprising of 2,717,300 sq km. It has a population of 15,185,844 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: radioactive or toxic chemical sites associated with former defense industries and test ranges scattered throughout the country pose health risks for humans and animals; industrial pollution is severe in some cities; becau...
03 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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South Africa topographic map South Africa topographic map
South Africa is located in Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa, comprising of 1,219,912 sq km. It has a population of 44,344,136 (July 2005). Major environmental concerns are: lack of important arterial rivers or lakes requires extensive water conservation and control measures; growth in water usage outpacing supply; pollution of rivers from agricultural runoff and urban discharge; air pollution resulting in acid rain;...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Antarctica, topography and bathymetry (topographic map) Antarctica, topography and bathymetry (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....
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Romania, topographic map Romania, topographic map
Romania is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine, comprising of 237,500 sq km. It has a population of 22,329,977 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: soil erosion and degradation; water pollution; air pollution in south from industrial effluents; contamination of Danube delta wetlands.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Estonia, topographic map Estonia, topographic map
Estonia is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland, between Latvia and Russia, comprising of 45,226 sq km. It has a population of 1,332,893 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air polluted with sulfur dioxide from oil-shale burning power plants in northeast; however, the amount of pollutants emitted to the air have fallen steadily, the emissions of 2000 were 80% less than in 1980; the amount of unpurified was...
24 Sep 2005 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Albania, topographic map with railroad routes Albania, topographic map with railroad routes
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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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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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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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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