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Author Thieme, Michele L
Title Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar : A Conservation Assessment
Imprint Washington : Island Press, 2005
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Series World Wildlife Fund Ecoregion Assessments Ser
World Wildlife Fund Ecoregion Assessments Ser
Note Intro -- About Island Press -- Title Page -- Copyrights Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Special Essays -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Boxes -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Ch. 1: Introduction -- The Evolution and Diversity of Africa's Freshwater Systems -- Threats -- Structure of the Book -- Essay 1.1: Contribution of Inland Fisheries to Rural Livelihoods and Food Security in Africa: an Overview -- Essay 1.2: The Economic Value of Africa's Wetlands -- Essay 1.3: Dragonflies: Sensitive Indicators of Freshwater Health -- Ch. 2: Approach -- Geographic Scope of the Study -- Ecoregions and Bioregions -- Freshwater Habitat Types -- Conceptual Foundations -- Elements of Analysis: Biological Distinctiveness and Conservation Staus Indexes -- Integrating Biological Distinctiveness and Conservation Status -- Ch. 3: Biological Distinctiveness of African Ecoregions -- Africa and Madagascar's Fresh Waters: Teeming wiht Life -- Species Biological Values -- Combining Species Richness and Endemism: Preliminary Biological Distinctiveness -- Nonspecies Biological Values -- Synthesis of Biological Distinctiveness Data -- Conclusions -- Essay 3.1: Freshwater Fish Biodiversity in the Congo Basin -- Essay 3.2: Freshwater Fish Biodiversity in the Congo Basin -- Essay 3.3: Baseline Fish Biodiversity Surveys: African Wildlife Foundations Experiences from the Zambezi River, Southern Africa -- Essay 3.4: Cichlid Species Flocks in Small Cameroonian Lakes -- Essay 3.5: The Niger Delta in Nigeria: A Hotspot and a Crossroad for Freshwater Fish Biodiversity -- Essay 3.6: Madagascar's Freshwater Fishes: An Imperiled Treasure -- Ch. 4: Reversing the Flow: Conservation Status of Africa's Freshwater Ecoregions -- Snapshot Conservation Status -- Future Threat Assessment -- Final Conservation Status
Essay 4.1: Invasive Alien Species in African Freshwater Ecosystems -- Essay 4.2: Impacts of Fishing on Inland Fish Populations in Africa -- Essay 4.3: Climate Change, Human Water Use, and Freshwater Ecosystems in Africa: Looking toward the Future -- Ch. 5: Setting Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation among Africa's Freshwater Ecoregion -- The Priority-Setting Matrix -- Integrating Biological Importance and Conservation Status Indexes: Where to Act First -- Priority Ecoregions -- Comparison with Other Priority-Setting Exercises -- Summary -- Essay 5.1: Safeguarding Human Health, Safeguarding Aquatic Snail Diversity: Conflicting Goals? -- Ch. 6: Africa's Freshwater Systems and Their Future -- Who's Watching the Water -- Conservation Planning in Ecoregions and River Basins -- Visionary Work in Freshwater Ecoregions and River Basins -- Challenges to Freshwater Conservation and Sustainable Development in Africa and Madagascar -- Essay 6.1: The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar): An International Treaty Sparks Freshwater Conservation -- Essay 6.2: Lake Naivasha, Kenya: Community Management of a Ramsar Site -- Essay 6.3: African Wildlife Foundation Experience in the Management of Fishery Resources in Two Southern African Landscapes -- Essay 6.4: Fish out of Water? Competing for Water for Africa's Freshwater Ecosystems -- Essay 6.5: Freshwater Ornamental Fishes: A Rural Livelihood Option for Africa? -- Essay 6.6: Some, for All, Forever: A New South African Water Law -- Appendix A: Methods for Assessing the Biological Distinctiveness of Freshwater Ecoregions -- Appendix B: Methods for Assessing the Conservation Status of Freshwater Ecoregions -- Appendix C: Data on the Species Richness and Endemism of Ecoregions -- Appendix D: Data on the Biological Distinctiveness, Conservation Status, and Priority Class of Ecoregions
Appendix E: Statistical Analyses of Biological Distinctiveness and Conservation Status Data -- Appendix F: Ecoregion Descriptions -- Glossary -- Literature Cited -- List of Authors -- Index
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Link Print version: Thieme, Michele L. Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar : A Conservation Assessment Washington : Island Press,c2005 9781559633659
Subject Ecological regions - Africa
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Alt Author Abell, Robin
Burgess, Neil
Dinerstein, Eric
Kamdem-Toham, Andre
Lehner, Bernhard
Olson, David
Skelton, Paul
Stiassny, Melanie L. J. S
Teugels, Guy
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