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Freshwater Biodiversity and Protected Areas in Africa: a Gap Analysis

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This map shows that the existing protected areas in mainland Africa do not adequately cover sub-catchments identified as potential freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas. Only 21.30% of the total area of these priority sub-catchments fall within the protected area network.

Source

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (Cambridge, UK) (link)
 

see also:
Holland, R.A., Garcia, N., Brooks, E.G.E. & Juffe, D., with contributions from: Howard, G. (Section 8.2.3); Foster, M.N. (Section 8.3.4); Harrison, I., Upgren, A., Alonso, L.E. (Section 8.5); Matthews, J.H., Wickel, A.J., Freeman, S. and Thieme, M.L. (2011). Chapter 8 - Synthesis for all taxa. In: Darwall, W.R.T., Smith, K.G., Allen D.J. et al., editors. (2011). The diversity of life in African freshwaters: under water, under threat. An analysis of the status and distribution of freshwater species throughout mainland Africa. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

authors

William Darwall email

contact

William Darwall 
Head - Freshwater Biodiversity Unit 
IUCN Species Programme 
219c Huntingdon Road 
Cambridge CB3 0DL, United Kingdom

Related Publications

  • Holland, R.A., Garcia, N., Brooks, E.G.E. & Juffe, D., with contributions from: Howard, G. (Section 8.2.3); Foster, M.N. (Section 8.3.4); Harrison, I., Upgren, A., Alonso, L.E. (Section 8.5); Matthews, J.H., Wickel, A.J., Freeman, S. and Thieme, M.L. (2011). Chapter 8 - Synthesis for all taxa. In: Darwall, W.R.T., Smith, K.G., Allen D.J. et al., editors. (2011). The diversity of life in African freshwaters: under water, under threat. An analysis of the status and distribution of freshwater species throughout mainland Africa. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
  • Holland, R., Darwall, W. & Smith, K. (2012). Conservation priorities for freshwater biodiversity: the Key Biodiversity Area approach refined and tested for continental Africa. Biological Conservation 148 (1): 167-179.
  • IUCN and UNEP-WCMC (2011). The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) [On-line]. Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net [Accessed 15/08/2011]

acknowledgements

This work was made possible through the financial assistance of the European Union under projects EuropeAid/ENV/2004–81917, and "Biodiversity of Freshwater Ecosystems: Trends, Pressures and Conservation Priorities (BioFresh)". The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union. We would also like to thank the many individuals who conducted the work of compiling the species information data set. The designation of geographical entities in this map, and the presentation of the material, do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of IUCN or other participating organizations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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