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Title: African Flyover Reveals Impact of Human Footprint
Url: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4803547
Publisher: National Public Radio (U.S.)
Description: This radio broadcast discusses the findings of a conservationist who flew over of most of the continent of Africa in a small plane at low altitude, photographing the ground below every 20 seconds, to form a grid map. The flyover was intended to evaluate human impacts on African ecosystems, including wildlife, vegetation, and soil. The researcher, Dr, Michael Fay, points out that humans have penetrated very deeply into every single ecosystem in Africa that was visited, exhausting soils, vegetation, and water systems. He also discusses the need for greater natural resource management to locate the places where humans have already exceeded what the ecosystem can sustain. The broadcast is 7 minutes and 45 seconds in length.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Agriculture (General) -- Conservation of natural resources
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography -- By region or country -- Africa
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography -- Human ecology. Anthropogeography -- Human influences on the environment
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Nature conservation. Landscape protection. Biological diversity conservation. Endangered species and ecosystems (General). Habitat conservation. Ecosystem management. Conservation biology
GEM Subject: Science -- Ecology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Social studies -- Geography
Social studies -- Anthropology
Social studies -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Ecology -- Conservation
Ecology -- Ecosystems
Geography -- Natural resources
Geography -- Maps
Date Issued: 2005-08-17
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Sound (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Rights: NPR
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
Full Record Views: 20
Cumulative Rating: NOT YET RATED
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