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Chapters and Articles
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 2: Background to Environmental Degradation in Ogoniland
United Nations Environment Programme

This section describes in detail Ogoniland’s environmental setting and oil industry operations.


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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
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
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
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
Reports and Books
Integrated assessment of trade liberalization and trade-related policies: a country study on the export crop sector in Nigeria
United Nations Environment Programme

This study attempted to assess the degree of the impacts of trade liberalization and trade-related policies on the environment, and consider the linked social and economic effects using the cocoa sector and rubber sub-sector for the case study.


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2002
Reports and Books
Methodology for Assessment and Control of Coastal Erosion in West and Central Africa: UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 107
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The objectives of the manual are: i) to present scientific information necessary to understand the formation and dynamic behaviour of coastal sedimentary features; and ii) to allow the national experts in each country of the region to identify, assess and contat undesirable coastal changes (erosion).


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1989
Nitrogen Cycling in West African Ecosystems: Proceedings of a Workshop Arranged by the SCOPE/UNEP International Nitrogen Unit in Collaboration with MAB (Unesco) and IITA
United Nations Environment Programme, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture

The present volume reports on the first regional meeting arranged by the SCOPE/UNEP international Nitrogen Unit. The volume contains invited key note papers as well as papers contributed by other participants in the workshop. A major part of the meeting was devoted to discussions of present knowledge of nitrogen cycling in three major ecosystem types in West Africa, viz., savannas, forests and agro-ecosystems. The reports from these work group discussions are included together with a report on the final discussion on research priorities and future cooperation.


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1980
Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Aluejor - Onne (007-001)
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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Factsheets
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Korokoro
United Nations Environment Programme

This fact sheet is part of a series prepared as part of the Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It provides the observations and results from one of the individual sites studied in detail, plus the specific risk reduction measures for follow-up action.
This fact sheet should be read in conjunction with the main assessment report.


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