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The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) - topographic map The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) - topographic map
Macedonia (FYROM) is located in Southeastern Europe, north of Greece, comprising of 25,333 sq km. It has a population of 2,045,262 (2005). Major environmental concerns are air pollution from metallurgical plants.
01 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Uzbekistan, topographic map Uzbekistan, topographic map
Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia, north of Afghanistan, comprising of 447,400 sq km. It has a population of 26,851,195 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: shrinkage of the Aral Sea is resulting in growing concentrations of chemical pesticides and natural salts; these substances are then blown from the increasingly exposed lake bed and contribute to desertification; water pollution from industrial wastes and the heavy use of fertilizers...
06 Nov 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Azerbaijan, topographic map Azerbaijan, topographic map
Azerbaijan is located in Southwestern Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Russia, with a small European portion north of the Caucasus range, comprising of 86,600 sq km. It has a population of 7,911,974 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: local scientists consider the Abseron Yasaqligi (Apsheron Peninsula) (including Baku and Sumqayit) and the Caspian Sea to be the ecologically most devastated area in the world because of sever...
01 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Sweden, topographic map Sweden, topographic map
Sweden is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway, comprising of 449,964 sq km. It has a population of 9,001,774 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: acid rain damage to soils and lakes; pollution of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Please note that the city of 'Linköping' is misspelled, and the city of Tornio is not located in Sweden.
03 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Copenhagen, paradise for cyclists Copenhagen, paradise for cyclists
In Copenhagen 36 per cent of the city's inhabitants cycle to work, using a network of more than 330 kilometres of cycle tracks and travelling at an average speed of 15 kph.
03 Oct 2008 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Relationship between biodiversity and poverty in Africa Relationship between biodiversity and poverty in Africa
This map may be used to show areas in which biodiversity is threatened in relation to poverty on a continental scale. Areas where high percentage of underweight children - used as a proxy for poverty - coincide with a high occurrence of amphibian species and endemic bird areas - a proxy for biodiversity - may indicate areas in which poor people likely have no other choice than the unsustainable extraction of resources, in turn threatening biodive...
01 Nov 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Global poverty-biodiversity map Global poverty-biodiversity map
This map may be used to show areas in which biodiversity is threatened. Areas where high poverty and high population density coincides with high biodiversity may indicate areas in which poor people likely have no other choice than to unsustainably extract resources, in turn threatening biodiversity. The map has been produced from three primary data sources – stunted growth data collected on first level administrative units from FAO (FAO 2004), po...
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Global development and biodiversity Global development and biodiversity
Some of the world's least developed countries are located in hotspot areas of high importance for biodiversity. This map displays Human Development Index (UNDP) by country and hotspot regions overlaid on that.
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Invasive alien plants in South Africa Invasive alien plants in South Africa
Species that has been introduced on purpose or spread in the wild threaten livelihoods in agriculture or water resources. As illustrated in this map, some regions of South Africa have very high ratios of invasive alien plants and are subject to government projects to limit the distribution and information campaigns informing the public.
13 Feb 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Reference map of Eastern European countries Reference map of Eastern European countries
The information on the state of biodiversity from 22 Central and Eastern European and former Soviet countries was assembled on the occasion of the 5th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nairobi May 15-26, 2000. It is a collaborative effort of the ENRIN national focal points of UNEP-GRID.
10 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Existing and Proposed Protected Areas Existing and Proposed Protected Areas
The areas that were protected in 1996 are shown on a complete map of the circumpolar area of the world along side with the proposed protected areas. The countries inclused in the information are: Canada, Finland, Greenland/Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and USA.
13 Feb 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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The Arctic region The Arctic region
An in-depth map showing the Arctic region, showing the continuous and discontinuous permafrost lines, the phytogeographic Arctic boundary, the limit of the data that has been provided by Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) members and other information.
01 Nov 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic, topography and bathymetry Arctic, topography and bathymetry
(See http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/arctic-topography-and-bathymetry1 for an updated version of this map) The Arctic is extremely diverse in terms of landscapes, varying from pack and drift ice to rugged shores, flat coastal plains, rolling hills and mountains surpassing 6000 metres above sea level (Denali, 6,194 m asl, in sub-arctic and boreal Alaska). The region has rivers and lakes, tundra and the largest forests in the world (the Russian Tai...
18 Dec 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Extraction activities and disputed areas in the Barents Sea Extraction activities and disputed areas in the Barents Sea
Norway and the Russian federation are currently disagreeing on the exact definition of their respective zones in the Barents Sea. The cause of the dispute is based on the special status that Svalbard has, as an International territory, under Norwegian stewardship - in some ways similar to Antarctica. The disputed is expected to be solved through bilateral agreements. The Barents Sea is currently a hot area for developing new sites for extraction ...
01 Oct 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Projected changes in Arctic pack ice (sea ice minimum extent) Projected changes in Arctic pack ice (sea ice minimum extent)
The averages of the scenarios in the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) for the Arctic sea ice extent (the permanent ice) are presented in this map, with the successive decrease in the ice up to 2090. The projections are based on the models of the IPCC Third Assessment Report (IPCC TAR).
18 Dec 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic, AMAP and CAFF area Arctic, AMAP and CAFF area
Identifying and defining the Arctic is not necessarily obvious, as this map illustrates. The Arctic Council working groups on conservation and pollution operate with slightly different definitions due to both practical and political reasons.
01 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, reference map Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, reference map
This map locates two groups of islands, outside continental Alaska - the Pribiliof and Aleutian Islands. These islands are located in the Pacific Ocean and the south end of the Bering Sea in the Arctic, and are a part of the USA.
17 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Nenets Autonomous Okrug, reference map Nenets Autonomous Okrug, reference map
Nenets Autonomous Okrug is an administrative region in Arctic Northwest Russia, covering some 176000 sq km of tundra and marshland. The capital city of the region is Narian-Mar. Off the coast are parts of the Arctic ocean know as Barents and Kara seas, and the long island in the north west is Novaya Zemlya.
17 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes from Non-OECD Countries to OECD Countries in 1997 Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes from Non-OECD Countries to OECD Countries in 1997
This graphic shows the total transboundary movement in 1997 of hazardous wastes and other wastes from non-OECD to OECD countries that were reporting parties in 1997 to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. The graphic shows the total amounts of hazardous wastes and other wastes transferred, in millions of metric tonnes, based on export data from non-OECD countries, and based on impo...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes among OECD Countries in 1997 Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes among OECD Countries in 1997
This graphic shows the total transboundary movement in 1997 of hazardous wastes and other wastes among OECD countries that were reporting parties in 1997 to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. The graphic shows the total amounts of hazardous wastes and other wastes transferred, in millions of metric tonnes, based on export data and based on import data. The amounts are shown accor...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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