Tuesday, February 27, 2007

"[T]he Niger Delta covers almost 75,000 square miles and 185 local government areas. Home to the world’s third largest mangrove forest and the most extensive freshwater swamp forests in west and central Africa, the Delta is a “hot-spot” of global biodiversity. Thus the Delta is much more than the source of most of Nigeria’s oil output; it is also a vital and fragile natural environment, a world resource that demands protection."

- CONVERGENT INTERESTS: US Energy Security and the "Securing" of Nigerian Democracy, Center For International Policy, February 2007, p. 7.

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