Ecology in South Africa

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South Africa

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Ecology in South Africa


The continent: Africa
  
Iso2:ZA
  
Iso3:ZAF

For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
 Good performance;
 
 The average;
 
 Poor performance

Water in South Africa


Renewable internal freshwater resources

44,80 {(total)[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 81 in the world of 181 (55,80%); 18 in Africa from 53 (67,92%)
828,73 {per capita[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 142 in the world of 180 (21,67%); 39 in Africa from 52 (26,92%)
6,45 % (1,29 % annual) ↗
min: 828,73; max: 2 427; max-min: 1 598 (65,85%); mid: 1 628;
-799,11 (-96,43%)

Annual freshwater withdrawals

15,50 {(total)[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 37 in the world of 181 (80,11%); 4 in Africa from 54 (94,44%)
5,83 % (1,17 % annual) ↘
min: 12,79; max: 15,50; max-min: 2,71 (17,48%); mid: 14,15;
1,36 (8,74%)
0,0000003 {per capita[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 89 in the world of 181 (51,38%); 12 in Africa from 54 (79,63%)
0,471 % (0,094 % annual) ↗
min: 0,0000003; max: 0,0000004; max-min: 0,0000001 (25,57%); mid: 0,0000003;
-0,0000000 (-16,67%)

HFC gas emissions

(ascending): 48 in the world of 88 (46,59%); 11 in Africa from 11 (9,09%)
35,33 % (7,07 % annual) ↘
min: 0,200; max: 811; max-min: 810,80 (99,98%); mid: 405,60;
405,40 (49,99%)
0,0000160 {metric tons per capita[?]}
(2010)
(ascending): 22 in the world of 88 (76,14%); 11 in Africa from 11 (9,09%)
30,54 % (6,11 % annual) ↘
min: 0,0000000; max: 0,0000160; max-min: 0,0000160 (99,96%); mid: 0,0000080;
0,0000080 (49,98%)

Methane emissions

(ascending): 173 in the world of 201 (14,43%); 46 in Africa from 51 (11,76%)
3,41 % (0,683 % annual) ↗
min: 31 853; max: 67 235; max-min: 35 381 (52,62%); mid: 49 544;
13 612 (21,55%)
0,0010904 {metric tons per capita[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 130 in the world of 201 (35,82%); 37 in Africa from 51 (29,41%)
17,98 % (3,60 % annual) ↗
min: 0,0010904; max: 0,0015299; max-min: 0,0004396 (28,73%); mid: 0,0013101;
-0,0002198 (-20,16%)

Nitrous oxide emissions

(ascending): 168 in the world of 200 (16,50%); 45 in Africa from 52 (15,38%)
3,41 % (0,683 % annual) ↗
min: 17 882; max: 27 904; max-min: 10 022 (35,92%); mid: 22 893;
-1 744 (-8,25%)
0,0003651 {metric tons per capita[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 111 in the world of 200 (45%); 29 in Africa from 52 (46,15%)
17,98 % (3,60 % annual) ↗
min: 0,0003651; max: 0,0008240; max-min: 0,0004589 (55,69%); mid: 0,0005946;
-0,0002295 (-62,84%)

SF6 gas emissions

(ascending): 45 in the world of 54 (18,52%); 5 in Africa from 5 (20%)
0,0000431 {metric tons per capita[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 42 in the world of 54 (24,07%); 4 in Africa from 5 (40%)
12,14 % (2,43 % annual) ↘
min: 0,0000231; max: 0,0000431; max-min: 0,0000200 (46,44%); mid: 0,0000331;
0,0000100 (23,22%)

Total greenhouse gas emissions

(ascending): 172 in the world of 187 (8,56%); 51 in Africa from 52 (3,85%)
0,760 % (0,152 % annual) ↘
min: 250 419; max: 502 130; max-min: 251 711 (50,13%); mid: 376 275;
125 856 (25,06%)
0,011 {metric tons per capita[?]}
(2010)
(ascending): 145 in the world of 187 (22,99%); 43 in Africa from 52 (19,23%)
5,83 % (1,17 % annual) ↘
min: 0,0094926; max: 0,012; max-min: 0,0023990 (20,17%); mid: 0,011;
0,0005023 (4,49%)