Burullus Wetland, Egypt
Geographic location:econd largest lake. Known by its unique ecosystem and its valuable biodiversity (i.ehost 197 species, with the highest number of species on the lake islands (89 species) some of which are rare species. A total of (87 species) occur on the banks of the drainage channels while the lake and the channels had the lowest number of species at 16 and 14 respectively (Shaltout and Al-Sodany, 2008), beside being an important resting area for migratory birds and important wintering, sta...
Back swamps of the Blue Nile and its tributaries, Sudan
General Introduction: Sudan is the third largest country in Africa. It comes after Algeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its total area amounts to 1,861,484 square kilometers. Sudan lies between latitudes: 837' 25N, and 2311' 09N and longitudes: 2141' 02E and 3835' 51E. The country lies wholly within the tropics, and is generally divided into three ecological zones. According to Harrison and Jackson (1958), these zones are desert, semi-desert, and low rainfall woodland Savannah (fig...
Mara Basin Wetlands, Kenya - Tanzania
The Masura (or Mara) wetlands is a floodplain wetland at the Mara Basin before discharging its waters into the Lake Victoria. The wetlands are fed by inflows of Mara River and Lake Victoria water. ThusThe wetlands expand to a maximum area during the long rains due to high inflows while extending to about 45 km off the lake shores and shrink to the minimum area during the dry season. However, It is said that the wetland has been expanding probably due hydrogeomophic changes associated with sedime...
Nakivubo Wetland, Uganda
Many wetland ecosystems in Uganda are under threat of being lost primarily as a result of infilling or drainage to create land for agricultural use or urban development. These wetlands perform important socio-economic and ecological functions such as maintenance of surface and groundwater supplies, water purification, flood control, edge cultivation and habitat functions. In rural and urban areas, many Ugandan people are engaged in wetland farming, papyrus harvesting, pottery, brick making and s...
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