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Ward, D., Ngairorue, B.T., Apollus, A., Tjiveze, H. 2000. Perceptions and realities of land degradation in arid Otjimbingwe, Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments, 45(4): 337-356


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Perceptions and realities of land degradation in arid Otjimbingwe, Namibia.

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We examined the perceptions and realities of land degradation in a communal ranching area, Otjimbingwe, in arid Namibia (in south-western Africa). It is commonly perceived that large-scale degradation of Otjimbingwe has occurred due to a mixture of improper pastoral practices and pressures induced by a high human population growth rate. We sought to determine whether the inhabitants perceived land degradation to have taken place and whether their perceptions were consistent with empirical data on environmental quality. Keywords: land degradation, Namibia, livestock, ranching, communal pastoralism.

Year: 2000

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196300906475


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