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Burke, A. 2003. Towards implementing ecological restoration in Namibia. South African Journal of Science, 99(9-10): 417-418


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This article reviews the legal and policy framework for ecological restoration in Namibia and proposes some solutions to encourage restoration.

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Like many other developing nations, Namibia faces the dilemma of imminent ecological degradation in many parts of the country versus expanding a struggling, largely resource-based economy to support its people. It is hard to argue that repairing, damaged ecosystems for the benefit of maintaining ecological biodiversity is necessary in a poor country, unless the natural resource base for its people is directly affected (as in grazing and forest areas).

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