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Environmental Degradation in Lower Atbara area and its impact on rangelands. (In Arabic)

Environmental Degradation in Lower Atbara area and its impact on rangelands. (In Arabic)

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Title: Environmental Degradation in Lower Atbara area and its impact on rangelands. (In Arabic)
Author: Farah, Mutasim H.
Abstract: Location and historical background of the area was given. Tribal movement with their animals depending mainly on natural range vegetation. Some conflicts around points were mentioned. Forest distribution and types of trees as well as types of vegetation were described. Soil topography was illustrated distribution of low lands and seasonal streams. Animal numbers, species and husbandry practices were also described. The impact of the Khashm El Girba erection was reflected in devouring a very large area of natural rangeland while also closing animal corridors through Butana plains towards Atbara River. Northern of the Butana plains, environmental degradations were reflected on (a) settlement of villages around water points where overgrazing was due to the increase in animal number and high carrying capacity (b) over cutting of trees (c) expansion in mechanized farming.
Description: The seminar represented the final stage in the study of environmental conditions in Lower Atbara that lasted for over two years. This work was done jointly by IES and Clark University USA Programme of Environmental Training and Management in Africa (ETMA).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/173
http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/27586
Date: 1985


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