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 Encyclopedia: Great Lakes region (Africa)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Great Lakes of Africa are a series of lakes in and around the Great Rift Valley.
The first Europeans to arrive in the region in any numbers were missionaries who had limited success in converting the locals, but did open the region to later colonization.
While seen as a region with great potential after independence, the region has in recent years been marred by civil war and immense violence, leaving the region in great poverty from which only Kenya and Tanzania are largely exempt.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Great-Lakes-region-(Africa)   (417 words)

  
 AFRICA - Explore the Regions - Great Lakes
Eight of the 15 lakes in this region are considered to rank as "great lakes," a testimony to their size and depth.
Lake Victoria, located between Uganda to the west and Tanzania and Kenya to the east, ranks as the second-largest freshwater lake in the world after the U.S.' Lake Superior.
Lake Taganayika, located on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania, ranks as one of the deepest.
www.pbs.org /wnet/africa/explore/greatlakes/greatlakes_overview_lo.html   (248 words)

  
 The Great Lakes Atlas: Chapter One
The northern region of the Great Lakes is sparsely populated and is characterized by coniferous forest and rocky shorelines.
Lake Erie is the smallest of the lakes in volume and is exposed to the greatest effects from urbanization and agriculture.
The Great Lakes are surrounded by two sovereign nations, a Canadian province, eight American states and thousands of local, regional and special-purpose governing bodies with jurisdiction for management of some aspect of the basin or the lakes.
www.epa.gov /glnpo/atlas/glat-ch1.html   (2613 words)

  
 Great Lakes (Africa) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Some call only Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, and Lake Edward the Great Lakes as they are the only three that empty into the (A headstream of the Nile; joins the Blue Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile) White Nile.
Lake Tanganyika and Lake Kivu both empty into the (A major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic) Congo River system.
The first Europeans to arrive in the region in any numbers were (Click link for more info and facts about missionaries) missionaries who had limited success in converting the locals, but did open the region to later colonization.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/great_lakes_(africa)1.htm   (579 words)

  
 Great Lakes Region Country Analysis Brief
Great Lakes Region: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda
Tanzania is a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), an economic regional organization similar to COMESA (see Table 1 for the size and population of each country in the Great Lakes region).
The countries of the region are attempting to discourage the use of fuel wood through joint provision of and promotion of the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/eafrica.html   (4595 words)

  
 GREAT LAKES REGION
The population of the province is estimated to be 287,834, with an estimated 77,901 IDPs (UN OCHA 01/02).
The second region is in the north of the country in the provinces of Equateur and parts of Orientale and is controlled by the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) with the support of Uganda.
The third region is in the east of the country in the provinces of the Kivus, Maniema, parts of Orientale and Katanga.
www.unsystem.org /scn/archives/rnis3637/ch4.htm   (9170 words)

  
 Region 5 Great Lakes: Significant Activities Report - August 2004
During the survey, the R/V Lake Guardian, with a crew of chemists and biologists aboard visited each of the Great Lakes, taking samples to assess their environmental health.
GLNPO is responsible for monitoring the offshore water quality of the Great Lakes to evaluate water quality of the Great Lakes to evaluate water quality over time and identify any emerging water quality problems.
Comprehensive water quality surveys are conducted in all five Great Lakes in both the Spring (when the water is cold and well mixed) and in the Summer (when the lakes are biologically active).
www.epa.gov /glnpo/active/2004/aug04.html   (999 words)

  
 Great Lakes - Great Lakes Program
The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, an increasingly vital resource, and support an astonishing array of plants and animals.
With 12 percent of the world’s annual gross domestic product coming from the Great Lakes region, the basin’s ecological health is the keystone to its long-term success.
The shores of the Great Lakes harbor the largest collection of freshwater sand dunes on the face of the Earth.
nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/greatlakes   (196 words)

  
 Evolution: Great Lakes region
Shallow seas covered the region, with trilobites, sea scorpions, and plantlike animals called crinoids among the thriving marine life.
Fossil fishes, sharks, and marine invertebrates suggest much of the region was probably flooded by water when dinosaurs roamed the planet.
Lakes, rivers, rolling hills, and fertile plains -- these are lasting reminders of the region's most recent geological activity.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/evolution/local/greatlakes.html   (885 words)

  
 Tourism in the Great Lakes Region
The Great Lakes offer outstanding tourism and recreation opportunities, ranging from pristine wilderness activities in national parks such as Isle Royale and Pukaskwa to waterfront beaches in major cities.
Diving on shipwrecks is a growing Great Lakes sport, thanks to many underwater preserves and parks throughout the lakes.
Off Lake Superior's Whitefish Point, better known to sailors as the "graveyard of the Great Lakes," it is said that more than 300 ships have been lost to Superior storms.
www.great-lakes.net /tourism   (623 words)

  
 Great Lakes Sea Grant Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network leads the nation in efforts to coordinate, integrate and set priorities for fisheries extension activities at the regional scale.
The pilot Great Lakes Fisheries Leadership Institute (GLFLI) was funded in 2003-2004 as part of the National Sea Grant FEE program.
This regional program is designed to provide emerging fishery leaders with the knowledge and skills to effectively interact with Great Lakes fishery management organizations.
www.greatlakesseagrant.org   (198 words)

  
 Great Lakes Region of Africa
The Great Lakes region of Africa consists of the Central African countries of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The latest manifestation of the complex regional conflict began in 1998 and has involved seven nations and many groups of armed combatants in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
UUSC is supporting their workshop in Burundi to raise the human rights awareness of disadvantaged women who use the training as tools for advocacy and women’s empowerment to ensure respect for human rights and a sustainable peace.
www.uusc.org /info/greatlakes.html   (412 words)

  
 GREAT LAKES REGION
Uganda is still involved in the larger regional conflict and the presence of external rebel groups continues to displace populations and create conditions of food insecurity.
The regional fighting in DRC and Burundi has increased the influx of refugees to the United Republic of Tanzania and prevented hoped for voluntary returns.
The extremely high rate of oedematous malnutrition is not unknown in the great lakes region and is described as being a result of two extremely poor harvest seasons due to drought that has greatly reduced the amount of available food and has impacted heavily of basic livelihood activities.
www.unsystem.org /scn/archives/rnis3233/ch4.htm   (9572 words)

  
 Home - Great Lakes Alliance Region
The YWCA Great Lakes Alliance Region is a vital network of powerful, thriving local associations that tranforms women's lives, their communities and the world.
YWCA Great Lakes Alliance Region (GLA) comprises 61 local YWCAs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and YWCA St. Louis in Missouri.
GLA is an important part of the social structure and the economy of this region.
www.ywca.org /greatlakes   (188 words)

  
 Marine Museum of the Great Lakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Marine Museum is a member of the Association For Great Lakes Maritime History, the Council of American Maritime Museums, the International Congress of Maritime Museums, the Ontario Museum Association and the Canadian Museums Association.
C.H.J. Snider was a great journalist, marine researcher and artist who worked aboard schooners in his youth and studied first-hand the development of the Great Lakes region.
The editors are Walter Lewis (lewisw@hhpl.on.ca), a marine historian and Maurice D. Smith (barque2@cogeco.ca) the Curator Emeritus at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.
www.marmus.ca /marmus/research.html   (1554 words)

  
 Great Lakes Book Shelf
Great Lakes balladeer Lee Murdock’s latest CD is a well-chosen mix of originals, compelling traditional tunes and strong versions of songs by other composers.
In addition to the music, “Lake Rhymes” includes an introduction to folk songs in general, including how they are written and passed on; a section of Great Lakes facts and figures; a glossary of Great Lakes terms; a comprehensive map and timeline.
The latest volume by Mark L. Thompson, author of “A Sailor’s Logbook” and “Queen of the Lakes.” “Graveyards” examines specific Great Lakes shipwrecks, from the 1679 loss of the Griffon to the explosion of the tanker Jupiter in 1990, with an eye to the economic, political and psychological factors involved.
www.boatnerd.com /books/default.htm   (6836 words)

  
 Region - Great Lakes
Where typical schools are built as a way to live apart from the natural environment, Conserve School was designed to keep the natural environment as a prominent feature in the lives of the students where they live and attend classes as a reminder of the importance of stewardship.
Developed by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, this classroom resource is a collection of 36 hands-on multi-disciplinary activities that incorporate experiments, art, music and games.
The Dynamic Great Lakes is about changes in the Great Lakes and connecting waters due to natural forces that formed them and man made changes in the past 200 years.
eelink.net /region-greatlakes.html   (1999 words)

  
 Welcome to the Great Lakes Region website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Great Lakes Region is one of seven regions within the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
Download a brief summary of GLR History as compiled by Dr. Mary Ellen Wylie, MT-BC, presented at the 50th GLR Conference in Indiana in March 2004.
The GLR is comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
www.glr-amta.org   (199 words)

  
 Great Lakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Corps lake projects in this region tend to be moderate in size, with a full range of recreational facilities such as campgrounds.
The lake features the largest waterfall in the state, a rock cut showing a number of geologic ages, native hardwood trees, a State park, and a nearby covered bridge.
A scenic 710-acre lake in the rugged eastern Kentucky mountains.
www.usace.army.mil /inet/functions/cw/cecwo/greatl.htm   (2483 words)

  
 Commission’s Conflict Prevention Policy - Case studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the Great Lakes, the Commission committed end of last year €2m under the Rapid Reaction Mechanism, supplementary to previous European Development Fund installment, to support the Inter-Congolese Dialogue, to launch preparatory actions for the reintegration of child soldiers and to support independent media and other confidence building initiatives.
In the region, the Commission carries out rehabilitation programmes, delivers humanitarian aid, and contributes to poverty alleviation.
Since the beginning the Commission has strongly supported the World Bank initiative for a DDRRR program for the (greater) Great Lakes Region (GLR) and expressed interest in participating to the operation.
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/cpcm/cp/casegl.htm   (166 words)

  
 Great Grasses for the Great Lakes Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If any group of plants seem to have been created with the Great Lakes Gardener in mind, it would have to be the ornamental grasses.
Most are relatively tall, and make great focal points or screens in the garden.
It is great for screening or as a specimen plant.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/gardening_great_lakes/66488   (453 words)

  
 Great Lakes Region - Cat Fanciers' Association
The Great Lakes Region is one of eight regions within the Cat Fanciers' Association.
We are proud to boast 78 clubs that put on 42 shows in the 2003-2004 show season, held in all areas of the Region.
The Great Lakes Region is preparing to host the 2008 CFA Annual meeting, in Louisville, Kentucky.
www.cfagreatlakes.org   (344 words)

  
 YOU Great Lakes Region
The next unit is the Regional level which is the culmination of all the chapters in a certian region.
This where the spiritual development is furthered and supported through newsletters and periodic Regional and Sub-regional Events.
We envision the Great Lakes region being empowered by spiritual growth to serve their highest good and to be a channel of God's Truth.
greatlakesunity.com /1/glu/you_home.asp   (605 words)

  
 Great Lakes Region. Regional Highlights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These increases in safety belt usage have occurred in response to two-week intensive, multi jurisdictional enforcement efforts throughout the state and an extensive paid ad campaign.
In an effort to save lives and prevent injuries that occur as a result of traffic crashes, the six Great Lakes Region states will participate in the Click It or Ticket (CIOT) Mobilization campaign in 2005 from May 23 through June 5.
This campaign will utilize high visibility enforcement and intense media coverage to send the message to motorists that if they do not comply with state safety belt and child restraint laws, they will receive a ticket.
www.nhtsa.dot.gov /nhtsa/whatis/regions/Region05/05highlights.html   (1212 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region (Great Lakes Environment)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Insects of the Great Lakes Region (Great Lakes Environment) by Gary A. Dunn
Since there are relatively few amphibians and reptiles in the Great Lakes area you don't have to know 100s of different species.
Since there are so few books dealing with the amphibians and reptiles of the Great Lakes (is this the only one?), we are lucky that this one is truly excellent.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0472066285?v=glance   (994 words)

  
 WICCCA - Great Lakes Region
Notre Dame won the team title at the Great Lakes Regional Championships and Molly Huddle was the individual champion so it should come as no surprise that Tim Connelly was voted Coach of the Year and Huddle was voted Runner of the Year by the region's coaches.
Huddle won the Great Lakes Regional Championships (20:14.7) and helped her Notre Dame team to its second consecutive team title.
She was undefeated against competitors from the Great Lakes Region.
www.uakron.edu /track/wiccca-glr/glr-home-aug30-04.htm   (297 words)

  
 Great Lakes - The Conservancy’s Vision for the Great Lakes Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Great Lakes - The Conservancy’s Vision for the Great Lakes Region
Several years ago, the Conservancy embarked on a momentous study to identify the lands and waters critical to the conservation of biodiversity in the Great Lakes region.
This tremendous study formed the foundation of the Blueprint, which guides the Conservancy’s work in every Great Lakes state, from New York to Minnesota.
nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/greatlakes/resources/art11461.html   (133 words)

  
 Ducks Unlimited: Conservation Projects
The Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office, located in Ann Arbor, MI and established in 1998, provides comprehensive conservation solutions to help restore and protect diminishing wetlands in 18 states, from Wisconsin to Virginia and north to Maine.
Historic wetland loss, conversion of lands to development, water quality problems and an expanding human population are the greatest challenges that face this region.
Significant accomplishments have been made in the Great Lakes/Atlantic Region's five focus initiative areas:   the Great Lakes, Upper Mississippi, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Coast, and Interior Forest ecosystems.
www.ducks.org /conservation/greatlakes.asp   (237 words)

  
 Embroiders Guild of America-Great Lakes Region
Welcome to the Great Lakes Region of The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. (EGA).
The Great Lakes Region, GLR, has approximately 2,400 members in 56 chapters across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
All members of the Region are invited to attend.
www.ega-glr.org   (168 words)

  
 Great Lakes Region of the Camarilla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
We're a seven state region, a large section of domains and chapters in the heart of the Camarilla Fan Club for the USA.
On this website you'll find information about our region, it's staff, it's domains, prestige and prestige opportunities, charities we host, upcoming events, and interactive tools which will help you keep up to speed on all the latest goings on around our region and abroad.
Congrats to James Horton, former ARST Chief of Staff, who was recently elected to the Office of RST for the GL Region.
www.greatlakesregion.org   (414 words)

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