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close this bookAfrica's Valuable Assets - A Reader in Natural Resource Management (WRI, 1998, 464 pages)
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Open this folder and view contents1. Africa's Wealth, Woes, Worth
Open this folder and view contents2. Institutionalizing Environmental Management in Africa
Open this folder and view contents3. Building Capacity for Sustainable Management of Natural Forests in East Africa
Open this folder and view contents4. Participation, Civil Society, and Foreign Assistance to Africa
Open this folder and view contents5. Participatory Policy-making and the Role of Local Non-governmental Organizations
Open this folder and view contents6. Global Environmental Agreements and African National Priorities
Open this folder and view contents7. Adapting to Climate Change in the Context of National Economic Planning and Development
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Open this folder and view contents9. Gender, Sustainable Development, and Improved Resource Management in Africa
Open this folder and view contents10. State and Community Conflicts in Natural Resource Management in Kenya
Open this folder and view contents11. Links Between Environment and Agriculture in Africa
Open this folder and view contents12. Nontraditional Agricultural Exports in Africa: Rewards, Risks, and Opportunities for Change
Open this folder and view contents13. Environmental Information Systems
Open this folder and view contents14. Africa and the Internet: Superhighway Checkpoints
Open this folder and view contents15. Africa Data Sampler: Spatial Data for Policy-Makers
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AFRICA

SOURCES: POLITICAL BOUNDARIES FROM ARCWORLD, ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ESRI).


MAJOR ROADS AND CAPITAL CITIES

MAJOR ROADS, CITIES, LAKES AND RIVERS FROM ARCWORLD (ESRI).


POPULATION DENSITY

SOURCES: DATA FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS REFLECTS POPULATION ESTIMATES FOR 1994.
POLITICAL BOUNDARIES, RIVERS AND LAKES FROM ARCWORLD (ESRI).


MAJOR WATERSHEDS OF AFRICA

SOURCES: WATERSHED BOUNDARIES FROM GLOBALARC CD-ROM, PRODUCED BY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY AND THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS' CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (CERL), 1996, AND EDITED AT WRI.
POLITICAL BOUNDARIES, RIVERS AND LAKES FROM ARCWORLD (ESRI).


ELEVATION

SOURCES: ELEVATION DATA FROM THE 1 KILOMETER RESOLUTION DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL, GTOP030, EROS DATA CENTER, 1996.
POLITICAL BOUNDARIES, RIVERS AND LAKES FROM ARCWORLD (ESRI).


MINING SITES IN AFRICA

NOTE: MINING SITES REFLECT BOTH CURRENT AND HISTORIC LOCATIONS.

SOURCES: MINING SITES FROM THE DIGITAL CHART OF THE WORLD (DCW) AND FROM THE BUREAU OF MINES, BOULDER, COLORADO, 1994.
POLITICAL BOUNDARIES, RIVERS AND LAKES FROM ARCWORLD (ESRI).


ORIGINAL AND CURRENT FOREST COVER

NOTES: ORIGINAL FOREST COVER REFLECTS FOREST COVER FROM 8,000 YEARS AGO. CURRENT FOREST COVER IS BASED UPON ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION (AVHRR) DATA, COLLECTED OVER 18 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS BETWEEN APRIL 1992 AND SEPTEMBER 1993 AND REFLECTS THE WHITE'S CLASSIFICATION SCHEME FOR EVERGREEN FORESTS.

SOURCES: ORIGINAL FOREST COVER FROM WORLD CONSERVATION MONITORING CENTRE (WCMC). CURRENT FOREST COVER, DEFINED AS WHITE'S CLASSIFICATION CODE OF EVERGREEN FORESTS FROM THE SPACE APPLICATIONS INSTITUTE AT THE JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE.
POLITICAL BOUNDARIES. RIVERS AND LAKES FROM ARCWORLD, ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ESRI).


PROTECTED AREAS

NOTE: THE PROTECTED AREA DATA ONLY REFLECT LARGE PROTECTED AREAS OF KNOWN LOCATION AND EXTENT. THERE ARE MANY ADDITIONAL PROTECTED AREAS IN AFRICA. FOR EXAMPLE, PROTECTED AREA DATA WAS UNAVAILABLE FOR THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA.

SOURCES: PROTECTED AREAS FROM THE BIODIVERSITY MAP LIBRARY OF THE WORLD CONSERVATION MONITORING CENTER, RIVERS AND LAKES FROM ARCWORLD (ESRI).

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