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K-12 Internet Resources on Africa

Environment in Africa

This section includes information about the natural resources of Africa.

African Primates at Home (M.K. Holder)
The primates featured in the African Primates at Home home page were photographed/recorded by M.K. Holder during the course of field research in Rwanda, Uganda, and Zaire.

Climate Prediction Center- African Desk (Serge Kolgan)
The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) provides climate products and services consisting of operational prediction of climate variations, monitoring of the climate system and development of data bases for determining current global and regional climate anomalies and trends, and analysis of their origins and linkages to the complete climate system. These services cover climate time-scales ranging from weeks to seasons, extending into the future as far as technically feasible, and over the domain of land, ocean, and atmosphere, extending into the stratosphere.

EcoNews Africa
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.

Institute of Commercial Forestry Research, South Africa
The ICFR is located on the campus of the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg. The research undertaken by the ICFR concentrates on all the applied aspects of commercial timber growing and is conducted in close collaboration with the growers. This site includes detailed information about the South African forestry industry and technology transfer.

Sahel West Africa Region
Satellites/Image Data from the Sahel West Africa Region provided by the US Geological Department. It includes resources on: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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