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Conservation of major biotic communities in central and southern Africa

J. C. Scheepers

Conservation of major biotic communities in central and southern Africa

by J. C. Scheepers

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Published by SARCCUS in [South Africa?] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Central.,
  • Africa, Southern.
    • Subjects:
    • Biotic communities -- Africa, Central.,
    • Biotic communities -- Africa, Southern.,
    • Biological diversity conservation -- Africa, Central.,
    • Biological diversity conservation -- Africa, Southern.,
    • Nature conservation -- Africa, Central.,
    • Nature conservation -- Africa, Southern.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 18).

      Statementby J.C. Scheepers.
      SeriesTechnical publication / Southern African Regional Commission for the Conservation and Utilisation of the Soil (SARCCUS, Technical publication (Southern African Regional Commission for the Conservation and Utilisation of the Soil)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH195.C37 S34 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination21 p. :
      Number of Pages21
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1756285M
      ISBN 100949986275
      LC Control Number92101153
      OCLC/WorldCa25507978

      This book brings together information on the contrasting characteristics, condition, present use and problems of the world's main natural grasslands. Since grassland is commercialized through the grazing animal, particular attention is paid to the livestock production systems associated with each main type. Grazing resources are more than simply edible herbage: many other factors have to be. South Africa's fynbos region has intrigued biologists for centuries. It has achieved iconic status as a locus of megadiversity and therefore a place to study the ecological underpinnings of massive evolutionary radiations. Researchers have made great advances over the past two decades in unravelling the complexities of fynbos ecology and evolution, and the region has contributed significant.

      In South Africa, a country with low rainfall, limited agricultural lands and a large smallholder farming community, implementing CA is imperative. To investigate the research status of CA in South Africa, a systematic review of available literature was conducted. How exotic trees are managed in South Africa is a contested subject. One can quickly ascertain the contested nature of this issue by asking people their opinion about exotic trees or by reading articles in the opinion section of newspapers advocating for and against the removal of exotic trees.¹ Some South Africans want to maintain existing exotic trees or even plant more to expand the.

      SULi Regional East and Southern Africa Meeting, Zimbabwe May Updated: Pro-People and Pro-Conservation Click here to read full report In , in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, the community of Mahenye ward in the South-east Lowveld of the newly liberated. Mission. To promote and support conservation, restoration, and sustainable land use in South Africa’s Hotspots as an essential element of food security and land reform, human and economic development, and building resilience to the impacts of climate change.


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