The diversity of life in African freshwaters : under water, under threat : an analysis of the status and distribution of freshwater species throughout mainland Africa

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The diversity of life in African freshwaters : under water, under threat : an analysis of the status and distribution of freshwater species throughout mainland Africa

This volume gives the most up-to-date information on the distributions and conservation status of species in all inland water ecosystems across mainland continental Africa and the reasons behind their declining status. This represents the most comprehensive assessment yet of freshwater biodiversity at the species level for an entire continent. For managers, this information will assist in designing and delivering targeted action to mitigate and minimise these threats. From a policy perspective, this information is fundamental to meeting national obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Ramsar Convention, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and will input to national-level conservation priority setting