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Katjiua, M. and Ward, D. 2007. Pastoralists perceptions and realities of vegetationchange and browse consumption in the northern Kalahari, Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments, 69(4): 716-730


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Pastoralists perceptions and realities of vegetation change and browse consumption in the northern Kalahari, Namibia.

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Pastoral production around artificial watering points in semi-arid environments affects the density and composition of plant communities. In the Kalahari desert of southwestern Africa, bush encroachment is often regarded as the major form of land degradation resulting from pastoral production around watering points. We investigated the OvaHerero pastoralists’ perceptions of the extent of vegetation change since the establishment of artificial watering points in the northern Kalahari desert of Namibia, and related this to ecological data on vegetation change. Keywords: rural livelihoods, watering points, land degradation, fodder trees, indigenous ecological knowledge, Herero.

Year: 2007

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196306004204


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