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Klintenberg, P., Seely, M. and Christiansson, C. 2007. Local and national perceptions of environmental change in central Northern Namibia: Do they correspond? Journal of Arid Environments, 69(3): 506-525


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Local and national perceptions of environmental change in central Northern Namibia: Do they correspond?

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A national-level land degradation risk monitoring system identified an important grazing area in central northern Namibia as an area at risk of environmental change. A time series analysis of primary indicators used for this monitoring system for the period 1971–2001 shows that increase in livestock pressure and high rainfall variability are potential threats. The study presented here compares these national-level results with those obtained by interviewing local farmers about their perceptions of past and present states of the environment in the grazing area. Keywords: semi-arid, local knowledge, rainfall variability, water supply, grazing, land management.

Year: 2007

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196306003880


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