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Title Freshwater ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar : a conservation assessment / Michele L. Thieme [and others].
Imprint Washington : Island Press, ©2005.

Subject Biodiversity conservation -- Africa.
Ecological regions -- Africa.
Freshwater ecology -- Africa.
Biodiversity conservation -- Madagascar.
Ecological regions -- Madagascar.
Freshwater ecology -- Madagascar.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Alt Name Thieme, Michele L.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 431 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-415) and index.
Contents 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441608932 (electronic bk.)
1441608931 (electronic bk.)
9781559633659 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1559633654 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781597267915
1597267910
1559633654 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 560176623
Additional Format Print version: Freshwater ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar. Washington : Island Press, ©2005 (DLC) 2004026713