Forgotten waters: Freshwater and marine ecosystems in Africa. Strategies for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development

This publication was prepared under a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Printing and distribution were made possible through support provided to the Biodiversity Support Program (BSP) by the Global Bureau of USAID, under the terms of Cooperative Agreement number DHR-5554-A-00-8044-00, and the New England Aquarium. The Biodiversity Support Program is a consortium of World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and World Resources Institute, funded by the USAID.

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Over the last several years, the world’s biodiversity crisis, and its implications for human development, has become clear. Solutions must be found for the problems created by humans for other life, for otherwise both humans and wildlife will continue to suffer. The situation is most critical for nations that rely on natural resources for economic development, such as those in Africa. As the World Bank notes, “sub-Saharan Africa depends more on its environmental resource base for its economic and social needs than any other region in the world” (Environment Matters, 1996). African nations simply cannot afford to lose their wildlife and the ecological services they provide, including the animals under water and those associated with water.

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- Biodiversidade Marinha

- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base

- Áreas Protegidas;
- Uso Sustentável da Biodiversidade

- Parque Nacional das Qurimbas;
- Parque Nacional de Arquipelago de Bazaruto;
- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro;
- Zona de Protecção Total de Cabo de Sao Sebastião;
- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca;
- Área de Protecção Ambiental das Ilhas Primeiras e Segundas