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Africa is a massive continent with vast natural resources, many of which are under increasing threat. Its area can actually fit the whole of the USA, China and Europe and still have South Africa left over which itself is as big as Germany, France and Holland combined.

The vastness of Africa is a home to a rich biodiversity. It is estimated that Africa hold at least 25 percent of global biodiversity in terms of ecosystems, species and genetic variety (Mugabe and Clark, 1998). This rich and varied biological resources form the region's natural wealth on which its social and economic systems are based. These resources have global importance because of its potential to mitigate and adapt to climate change...

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