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The River Basin
Climate and Weather
Water Quality
Ecology & Biodiversity
 Aquatic Ecology
 Biodiversity in the Basin
 Endemic Species
 Eco-regions & Hotspots
 Biodiversity Hotspots
 Biodiversity Resources & Protected Areas
 Human Impacts
 Major Threats



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Biodiversity refers to the species diversity of the flora and fauna found in an ecosystem and can be used as an indicator of its health. Abundant biodiversity may represent health in one ecosystem, while in another the ecosystem may be optimal when occupied by only a few endemic species. Human activities, water quality and invasive species can alter and threaten the biodiversity of an ecosystem and thus the overall integrity of the ecosystem.

This section explores biodiversity by looking at:

A flowering Aloe in Namibia.
Source: Mengel 2008
( click to enlarge )




Explore the sub-basins of the Kunene River

Video Interviews about the integrated and transboundary management of the Kunene River basin

Explore the interactions of living organisms in aquatic environments

Examine how the hydrologic cycle moves water through and around the earth