oa Madoqua - Flora, fauna and conservation of East Caprivi wetlands
|Article Title||Flora, fauna and conservation of East Caprivi wetlands|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Windhoek, Namibia. **Ministry of Wi!dIife, Conservation & Tourism, Windhoek, Namibia. ***Ministry of Wi!dIife, Conservation & Tourism, Katima Mulilo, Namibia|
|Publication Date||Jan 1991|
|Pages||67 - 76|
|Keyword(s)||Amphibians, Biotic diversity, Birds, Botanical survey, Chobe floodplains, Chobe Marsh, Diversity of birds, Hunting, Hydrological area, Invertebrates, Kariba weed, Kwando, Lake Laimbezi, Large mammals, Linyanti swamp, National Parks, Pesticides, Poaching, Rich alluvial soil, Salvinia molesta and Zambezi|
The largest natural permanent surface waters in Namibia occur in the wetlands of East Caprivi and are fed by two of Namibia's five perennial rivers. The wetlands are divided into five geographically distinct zones with a total surface area of abut 5 000km. Two of the areas (Lake Liambezi and the eastern floodplain) are only intermittently inundated when the Zambezi River is in flood, while the Kwando River, the Linyanti Swamp and the Chobe Marsh are permanent. In wet years, the five systems form acontinuous water body.
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