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Concise Strategy and Action Plan for Namibia's Presidency of the 11th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification


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Concise Strategy and Action Plan for Namibia's Presidency of the 11th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

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The objective of this Convention is to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in countries experiencing serious drought and / or desertification. The UNCCD recognizes the physical, biological and socio-economic aspects of desertification, and the importance of involving local communities in implementing the provisions of the Convention. At the core of the UNCCD is the development of national, subregional and regional action programmes by national governments, in cooperation with UN agencies, donors, local communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Year: 2014

Type: Report

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1994 Legal (Act, Gazette, Policy)208 kb pdf
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Quan,J., Barton, D. and Conroy, C. 1994. A preliminary assessment of the economic impact of desertification in Namiba. Research Discussion Paper No 03, Directorate of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia
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Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. 2005. Facts on Desertification-A Summary of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Desertification Synthesis
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2005 Report757 kb pdf
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Economic Commission for Africa. 2001. State of the Environment in Africa. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, report no: ECA/FSSDD/01/06
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Becker, T. und Veste, M. 2006. Perception or deception: Vegetation degradation and desertification processes in northwest Namibia. Poster Symposium 17, Managed ecosystems
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2001 Presentation858 kb pdf
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Kruger, B. 2009. Cooperative rangeland management of neighboring resettled farms. 13th Namibian Rangeland Forum - The role of biodiversity in rangeland management and policy, Neudamm Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Windhoek, Dates: 27-29 October 2009
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Groenewaldt, A.L. 2009. The practicalities of implementing the NRMPS from a legal perspective. 13th Namibian Rangeland Forum - The role of biodiversity in rangeland management and policy, Neudamm Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Windhoek, Dates: 27-29 October 2009
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Pringle, H. 2009. Rangelands as catchment ecosystems. 13th Namibian Rangeland Forum - The role of biodiversity in rangeland management and policy, Neudamm Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Windhoek, Dates: 27-29 October 2009
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Rothauge, A. 2009. What will it take to recover Namibia's degraded rangelands?. 13th Namibian Rangeland Forum - The role of biodiversity in rangeland management and policy, Neudamm Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Windhoek, Dates: 27-29 October 2009
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Domptail, S. and Nuppenau, E-A. 2009. Could land taxes be a tool for rangeland conservation? Application of bio-economic modeling for on farm conservation in southern Namibia. 13th Namibian Rangeland Forum - The role of biodiversity in rangeland management and policy, Neudamm Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Windhoek, Dates: 27-29 October 2009
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Domptail, S. 2009. The role of bio- and landscape diversity in farming strategies - the case of the Keetmanshoop commercial farms. 13th Namibian Rangeland Forum - The role of biodiversity in rangeland management and policy, Neudamm Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Windhoek, Dates: 27-29 October 2009
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Kauatjirue, J., Shamathe, K., Pringle, H.J.R. and Zimmermann, I. 2009. Pilot restoration project in a key fertile valley of the Highland Savanna. 13th Namibian Rangeland Forum - The role of biodiversity in rangeland management and policy, Neudamm Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Windhoek, Dates: 27-29 October 2009
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Recommendations which evolved during the Namibian Rangeland Forum 2009 and with associates of the BIOTA project regarding the Namibian Rangeland Management Policy and Strategy. 13th Namibian Rangeland Forum - The role of biodiversity in rangeland management and policy, Neudamm Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Windhoek, Dates: 27-29 October 2009
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Tjilumbu, L. and Zimmermann, I. 2009. The influence of patch burning in the Thornbush savanna. 13th Namibian Rangeland Forum - The role of biodiversity in rangeland management and policy, Neudamm Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Windhoek, Dates: 27-29 October 2009
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Namibia Nature Foundation. 2016. An assessment of the economics of land degradation related to bush encroachment in Namibia. Final report, 26 February 2016
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Seely, M.K. and Jacobson, K.M. 1996. Desertification in Namibia. Namibia Environment, 1: 170-173
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Reed, M.S., Stringer, L.C., Dougill, A.J., Perkins, J.S., Atlhopheng, J.R., Mulale, K., and Favretto, N. 2015. Reorienting land degradation towards sustainable land management: Linking sustainable livelihoods with ecosystem services in rangeland systems. Journal of Environmental Management, 151: 472-485
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2015 Journal Article
Grunewald, T. 2017. Rangeland management practices of commercial cattle farmers in the highland savanna of Namibia. Master of Environmental Management Thesis, Centre for Environmental Management, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of the Free State
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2017 Thesis2 mb pdf
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Luetkemeier, R. and Liehr, S. 2018. Drought sensitivity in the Cuvelai Basin: empirical analysis of seasonal water and food consumption patterns. In: Revermann, R., Krewenka, K.M., Schmiedel, U., Olwoch, J.M., Helmschrot, J. and Jürgens, N. (eds.) Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa - assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions. Biodiversity and Ecology, 6: 160-167. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek
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Müller, I., Hipondoka, M., Winkler, K., et al. 2018. Monitoring flood and drought events – earth observation for multiscale assessment of water-related hazards and exposed elements. In: Revermann, R., Krewenka, K.M., Schmiedel, U., Olwoch, J.M., Helmschrot, J. and Jürgens, N. (eds.) Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa - assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions. Biodiversity and Ecology, 6: 136-143. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek
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Sullivan, S. 1999. The impacts of people and livestock on topographically diverse open wood-and shrub-lands in arid north-west Namibia. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 8(3-4): 257-277
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Ward, D., Ngairorue, B.T., Kathena, J., Samuels, R. and Ofran, Y. 1998. Land degradation is not a necessary outcome of communal pastoralism in arid Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments, 40(4): 357-371
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1998 Journal Article
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Sullivan, S. and Rohde, R. 2002. On non-equilibrium in arid and semi-arid grazing systems. Journal of Biogeography, 29: 1595-1618
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Mouton, D., Mufeti, T. and Kisting, H. 2000. A preliminary assessment of the land cover and biomass variations in the Huab catchment. DRFN Occasional Paper, 12
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IPCC report on definitions and methodological options to inventory emissions from direct human-induced degradation of forests and devegetation of other vegetation types
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2009 Presentation548 kb pdf
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Ringrose, S., Matheson, W. and Tempest, F. 1992. Procedural considerations and results of Landsat Multi-Temporal Analyses concerned with range degradation (1972-1987) in Botswana. Botswana Notes and Records, 24: 205-215
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Krug, J. 2004. Site-species matching and planting technique for arid-zone forestry in Namibia. PhD thesis, Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Göttingen
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