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dc.contributor.author Hamandawana, H.
dc.contributor.author Chanda, R.
dc.contributor.author Eckardt, F.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-13T10:11:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-13T10:11:57Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Hamandawana, H. et al (2007) The role of human factors in the degradation of natural resources in and around the Okavango Delta, Botswana, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 64, Number 50, pp. 589-605 en
dc.identifier.issn 1029 0400
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/279
dc.description.abstract This paper draws on archival information, anecdotal evidence from local communities, in situ observations during field investigation and multi-date remotely sensed satellite imagery. The authors investigated the role of human factors in the degradation of natural resources in and around the Okavango Delta. Their study concerned a period slightly in excess of 140 years between 1860 and 2001. Environmental changes in this sub-region appear to be the convergent outcome of interaction between natural and non-natural factors. A sustained decrease in rainfall appears to have instigated downward trends from a wide range of factors whose adverse effects were aggravated by human agency. The evidence points to progressive deterioration in the form of sustained contraction of surface water sources and grazing resources. Mistakes of the past need to be avoided by formulating appropriately informed human response and adaptation strategies. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis, http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00207233.asp en
dc.subject Environmental change en
dc.subject Okavango Delta en
dc.title The role of human factors in the degradation of natural resources in and around the Okavango Delta, Botswana en
dc.type Published Article en


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