Psychology 2220A/B Lecture Notes - African Wildlife Foundation, World Wide Fund For Nature, Mau Forest

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Africa is a travel destination due to its beautiful landscapes, wildlife and culture. With 54 countries and a population of approximately one billion, the continent of africa sets records; from the longest river, the nile, spanning 6, 650 kilometers, to the tallest free standing mountain, mt. Africa is famous for its desserts, pyramids, lions, tribes and music, making it the target for adventurous and curious individuals. However, tourists may not notice that there are multiple threats to the wonders they seek to experience and there are many conservation efforts to keep those wonders in existence. Deforestation, land degradation and desertification threaten land in africa. Pollution and decreasing water levels threaten africa"s water quality and quantity. Lastly, biodiversity is threatened and is in danger of extinction from both direct, like hunting, and indirect interventions like logging, increasing population and decreasing habitat.

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