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Fauna and Flora  

Fauna is the zoological term for all animal life on earth; in particular the animals characteristic for a region, a period or a specific environment. The name originates from 'Fauna', the Roman fertility and earth goddess or the Roman god 'Faunus'.

The scientific term for plants is flora. The term comes from 'Flora', the Roman goddess of flowers.

Definitions of faunistic and floristic elements are presented in the sections

Lions are the largest carnivores in the animal kingdom.
Source: Hatfield 2010
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Descriptions of the fauna and flora in the Kunene River basin are presented in the sections

An international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that is actively supporting the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide is Fauna and Flora International.




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