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Chapters and Articles
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 4: Assessment of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter deals with site-specific land contamination issues where the focus was on soil and groundwater contamination. Sites were assessed on a case-by case basis, where it was often possible to pinpoint the source of the contamination and identify the operator responsible for clean-up.


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2011
Reports and Books
Green hills, blue cities: an ecosystems approach to water resources management for African cities
United Nations Environment Programme

Africa is currently the least urbanised region in the world, but this is changing fast. Of the billion people living on the African continent, about 40 per cent lives in urban areas. The urban population in Africa doubled from 205 million in 1990 to 400 million in 2010, and by 2050, it is expected that this would have tripled to 1.23 billion. Of this urban population, 60 per cent is living in slum conditions. In a time of such urban growth, Africa is likely to experience some of the most severe impacts of climate change, particularly when it comes to water and food security. This places huge pressures on the growing urban populations.


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2011
November 2010 project newsletter
United Nations Environment Programme

This is the November 2010 edition of UNEP in Ogoniland newsletter. This edition celebrates one year since the project was launched. UNEP in Ogoniland newsletters were issued monthly during the project in Nigeria to give project updates.


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2010
October 2010 project newsletter
United Nations Environment Programme

This monthly UNEP in Ogoniland newsletter of October 2010 gives project information and updates. UNEP in Ogoniland newsletters were issued monthly during the UNEP project in Nigeria.


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2010
September 2010 project newsletter
United Nations Environment Programme

This monthly UNEP in Ogoniland newsletter of September 2010 gives project information and updates.


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2010
August 2010 project letter
United Nations Environment Programme

This monthly UNEP in Ogoniland newsletter of August 2010 gives project information and updates.


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2010
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland, Nigeria: Map of Study Area
United Nations Environment Programme

Map of the study area of UNEP's environmental assessment of Ogoniland.


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2010
Reports and Books
Mangroves of Western and Central Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents new spatial data for mangrove area coverage in West Africa, and brings together for the first time information on the uses of mangroves, current drivers of change and threats to mangroves at the national scale and through 19 country profiles, looking at this in a regional and continental context. The report is illustrated with colour maps throughout.


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2007
Project documents
Environmental Survey of Ogoniland: Project document
United Nations Environment Programme

In July 2006, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) received a formal request from the Government of Nigeria for “Supervision of Remediation of the Cleanup of Oil Contamination in Ogoniland”. In order to understand the context of the request and expectations from the Government, UNEP's Executive Director sent a mission to Nigeria. Following the initial scouting mission, a technical mission was sent to the River State to meet with the local government and stakeholders to explain to them the scope of the assessment and obtain their reaction. The team undertook an aerial reconnaissance over the entire area and ground-truthing visits to selected areas. The team also visited the SPDC office to collect various documents and maps related to Ogoniland oil fields. This project document is prepared based on the inputs received during the field visits.


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2007
Reports and Books
World atlas of great apes and their conservation
United Nations Environment Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This atlas provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about all six species of great apes - chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, eastern gorilla, and western gorilla. It gives a thorough background on ape behaviour and ecology for each species, including detailed habitat requirements, the apes' ecological role, and the possible consequences of their decline. Despite the dedicated efforts of many individuals and organizations, the great apes all fall into the endangered or critically endangered category of the IUCN Red List. This atlas offers a full description of the threats, current conservation efforts, and additional protection needed for each species across its entire range.


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2005