African Bird Club
Aim inculde: provide a worldwide focus for African ornithology, encourage an interest in the
conservation of the birds of the region, publish a twice-yearly colour bulletin, etc.
African Centre for Technology Studies
The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is an international non-governmental policy training and research institute located in Nairobi, Kenya. The Centre focuses on enhancing national capacities for sustainable development, particularly the i
mplementation of environmental treaties. This site explains the origins of ACTS, the Governing Council, programs, and collaborating institutions.
This site provides extensive resources on conservation efforts from
all African countries. It also includes - Conservation News and Press
African Primates at Home
A list of some African primates that includes pictures, sounds, and general characteristics.
Hyperlinked essay of texts and pictures about the birds of
This document deals with the movement and management of hazardous wastes within Africa
Desert Locust Information
Desert Locust Bulletins, announcements and updates.
Drought and their Consequences (A.P. Koohafkan)
This paper discusses the role of desertification in weakening the economies of the developing
countries, particularly when they have no other resources than their agriculture.
EcoNews Africa is an NGO initiative that analyses global environment and development issues from
an African perspective and reports on local, national, and regional activities that contribute to
global solutions. Information about them is provided here by Envirolink.
Empowerment for African Sustainable Development
EASD is a private, non-profit, closed corporation focussing on the empowerment of African people and institutions operating in the areas of environmental management and sustainable development.
Environmental Aspects of the Great Lakes Region
This site provides valuable environmental information about the African Great Lakes region which is composed of a variety of ecosystems with significant biodiversity. On-line resources include Landsat images, drainage basins, elevation, population gro
wth and monthly changes in vegetation.
Institute of Commercial Forestry Research, South
To serve the South African forestry industry by undertaking relevant, timeous research that has
the objective of supplying the commercial timer producers with the information required to optimise
the beneficial use of forestry resources in South Africa.
Irrigation in Africa in
This report is published by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO. It is based on country
profiles, covering the 53 African countries.
Lake Tanganyika: Fisheries Research
The aim of this site is to provide info about the recent progress of fisheries research on
Lake Tanganyika, one of the greatest rift lakes in east-central Africa.
Phytogeographic Connections (George Schatz)
This paper was presented at the International Symposium on the Biogeography of Madagascar held in
Paris 26-28 September 1995. The printed version of the paper will appear in the Symposium volume in
early 1996 (Schatz, G.E. Malagasy/Indo-Australo-Malesian phytogeographic connections. In: W.R.
Louren¨o (ed.), Biogeography of Madagascar. Editions ORSTOM, Paris
This is the EU environmental programme on Mediterranean Desertification and Land Use
and Drought in Sub-Saharan Africa (R. Gommes)
This paper is extracted from FAO agrometeorology series working paper No. 9. "Rainfall variability
and drought in sub-Saharan Africa since 1960".
Sahel & NW Africa 14-Day
AGRHYMET serves nine West African countries by providing data on agricultural,
meteorological and hydrological conditions.
Southern Africa Environment Project
SAEP is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1994 under the laws of the District of Columbia to promote the public interest and further the empowerment of individuals, communities, and institutions in a wide range of activities involving the human and natural environments in Southern Africa. Its major program areas, described in detail below (through the links), are (A) environmental education; (B) environmental law, management, and administration; (C) support for indigenous environmental NGOs and CBOs, especially in the area of job creation; (D) environmental leadership development; and (E) promotion of partnerships and alliances between environmental NGOs and educational institutions in Southern Africa and their counterparts in the United States.
Africa Native Plants
Hyperlinked essay of texts and pictures about Southern Africa
USDA Forest Service: Africa
Include resources on: Forest Health, Ecotourism/Protected Area Development, Fire Management and Fire Research, Agroforestry, Remote Sensing/GIS, Wildlife Management, Policy Development and Analysis, Non-Timber Forest Products, and The Central African
Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE)
Africa Volcanoes and Volcanics
Maps, descriptions and information from the US Geological Survey.