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Title:Views on environmental problems - in East Africa
Authors:Berry, LeonardISNI
Kates, Robert W.ISNI
Periodical:The African Review: A Journal of African Politics, Development and International Affairs
Geographic term:East Africa
Subject:environmental policy
Abstract:African environmental problems are not an exotic import of the anxieties that concern the developed world. Natural hazards, although their effect is being altered with changing technology and parameters of population are still of paramount importance. Maintaining the viability of both town and country in the face of change; permitting radical development change while preventing the deterioration of land and other natural resources and doing this in the face of successive accretions of population in fragile ecosystems - these are the problems. The major remedy seems to be encouragement to develop existing knowledge of the qualities of major environmental zones and appropriate governmental infrastructures for each. Sections of the article: An overview - A zonal view (The traditional city; the modern city; The desert; The dry savannah; Wet savannah; Highlands) - An historic view (Soil erosion; The introduction of water; Drought; Pollution) - Conclusions. Appendix; Notes.