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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.
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 [Special essays]. Contribution of inland fisheries to rural livelihoods and food security in Africa : an overview / Christophe Béné -- The economic value of Africa's wetlands / Lucy Emerton -- Dragonflies : sensitive indicators of freshwater health / Michael J. Samways -- The cichlid fish radiations of East Africa : a model for understanding origin and loss of biodiversity / Ole Seehausen -- Freshwater fish biodiversity in the Congo Basin / Guy G. Teugels and Michele L. Thieme -- Baseline fish biodiversity surveys : African Wildlife Foundation experiences from the Zambezi River, southern Africa / Jimmiel Mandima and Henry Mwima -- Cichlid species flocks in small Cameroonian lakes / Uli Schliewen -- The Niger Delta in Nigeria : a hotspot and a crossroad for freshwater fish biodiversity / Guy G. Teugels and C. Bruce Powell -- Madagascar's freshwater fishes : an imperiled treasure / John S. Sparks and Melanie L.J. Stiassny -- Invasive alien species in African freshwater ecosystems / Musonda Mumba and Geoffrey Howard -- Impacts of fishing on inland fish populations in Africa / Robin Welcomme -- Climate change, human water use, and freshwater ecosystems in Africa : looking toward the future / Bernhard Lehner -- Safeguarding human health, safeguarding aquatic snail diversity : conflicting goals? / David S. Brown -- The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar) : an international treaty sparks freshwater conservation / Aboubacar Awaiss and Denis Landenbergue -- Lake Naivasha, Kenya : community management of a Ramsar site / IUCN Eastern Africa Regional Programme, Nairobi, Kenya -- African Wildlife Foundation experience in the management of fishery resources in two southern African landscapes / Henry Mwima and Jimmiel Mandima -- Fish out of water? : competing for water for Africa's freshwater ecosystems / Patrick Dugan -- Freshwater ornamental fishes : a rural livelihood option for Africa? / Randall E. Brummett -- Some, for all, forever : a new South African water law / Carolyn (Tally) G. Palmer.
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