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



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Biodiversity Hotspots  

The largest biodiversity hotspot in the region is the Etosha National Park. This hotspot does not lie within the watershed, but is faunally and florally interconnected with the Kunene River.

The main biodiversity hotspot in the basin is Kunene River mouth, a small wetland surrounded by the Iona National Park in Angola, the Skeleton Coast National Park in Namibia and the Atlantic Ocean.

For more information on these hotspots refer to Wetlands and Biodiversity Resources and Protected Areas.

Etosha Pan as seen by Landsat.
Source: USGS 1999
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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