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www.reference.com/article/many-states-africa-1a198297d33f13c5

Africa has 54 recognized states, as of 2014, the largest of which is Algeria. These 54 state are also referred to as countries, but Africa is also comprised of another 10 territories controlled by the colonial powers.

www.reference.com/geography/many-countries-africa-6d064c6831667ac9

Africa is home to 54 fully recognized countries, though there are two additional states that may or may not be counted due to political disputes. They are Western Sahara and Somaliland.

www.reference.com/article/animal-conservation-important-c9df79b69de7a224

Animal conservation is important to promote biodiversity, enhance research opportunities, prevent critical weather events and sustain ecosystem-based economic activity. Failure to recognize the importance of animal conservation efforts may lead to habitat disruption or species extinction in an unpro

www.reference.com/article/conservation-important-fd0c44645595ea94

Conservation, or the preservation of the world's natural resources, mitigates or reverses the negative effects of human activity. Many of the Earth's resources are non-renewable; once depleted, they are gone for good. Without intervention, oil, minerals and coal will eventually run out, and animals

www.reference.com/history/africa-known-1833c279e744392

The continent of Africa is known primarily for its natural attractions, including its diverse geography and an abundance of wildlife. According to "National Geographic," the continent of Africa consists of desert regions, highlands, green plains and rain forests. Some of the largest animals in the w

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Africa is located south of Europe and Asia. The continent is located in all four hemispheres – the equator runs almost directly through the middle of Africa, which means that it is both in the southern and northern hemispheres, and although most of this continent is located in the eastern hemisphere

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As of 2014, there are no bears that are native to Africa. The only bear species known to be native to the African continent was the Atlas bear, being named in reference to the Atlas Mountains of Africa. The Atlas bear went into extinction before the 20th century.

www.reference.com/article/old-south-africa-c86ffeaade6c611e

The Republic of South Africa became independent in 1961, making the country 54 years old as of 2015. The first European colonists were the Dutch, who founded Cape Town on April 7, 1652. However, native inhabitants lived in the area long before then.

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It is important to save water because it helps to save money and also helps to conserve the planets limited usable water supply. Only about one percent of the water on Earth is suitable for human use since the remaining 99 percent of water on the planet consists of saltwater from oceans, frozen ice

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Water conservation refers to any beneficial reduction of water usage, loss or waste. It also includes the strategies and activities to manage and protect water resources to meet the demand for human consumption.