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EcoRestore : a decision support system for the restoration of degraded rangelands in southern Africa
(North-West University, 2003)
Land degradation is a process that causes the reduction in resource potential of natural rangelands and occurs widespread throughout southern Africa. This process is mainly characterized by the loss in vegetation cover, ...
An ecological study of the plant communities and degraded areas of the Highveld National Park, North West Province, South Africa
(North-West University, 2007)
The objectives of the study were to identify, classify, describe and map the plant communities in the proposed Highveld National Park, including the degraded Spitskop areas. Vegetation sampling was done by means of the ...
Best land-use strategies towards sustainable biodiversity and land degradation management in semi-arid western rangelands in southern Africa, with special reference to ants as bio-indicators
(North-West University, 2006)
In South Africa, the unsustainable use of natural resources by domestic livestock has led to resource depletion and serious land degradation. Rangeland degradation, especially bush encroachment and soil erosion, is ...
The evaluation of different technologies to restore old cultivated lands
(North-West University, 2008)
As production costs for the cultivation of cash crops increased and government subsidies for farmers decreased and eventually stopped, the farmers stopped to cultivate the marginal to lower potential soils. The higher input ...