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Impact of Land Use on Biodiversity in the Savanna Zone of West Africa

dc.contributor.authorIsichei, A. O.
dc.identifier.citationIsichei, A. O. (1995). Impact of Land Use on Biodiversity in the Savanna Zone of West Africa. In Afolayan, T. A. [et al.] (eds.), Impact of Human Activities on the West African Savanna: Proceedings of the Regional Training Workshop (pp. 110–119). Dakar: Unesco.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn92-9091 -055-0
dc.description.abstractBiodiversity is a very important aspect of the natural resources of West African savanna and it is affected by land use. Savanna has traditionally been used for animal husbandry but with the shortage of agricultural land in moist zones, large-scale crop agriculture is being intensified in all the savanna zones. Agricultural expansion and intensification have resulted in reduction of crop diversity and encroached on conservation areas. Conservation efforts through the system of reservation have not been vigorous and current trends of loss of biodiversity will continue unless alternatives to Reserves are found. The Biosphere Reserves Concept initiated by UNESCO offer means of utilizing natural resources in a sustainable manner. The Concept is discussed in relation to the problem of biodiversity conservation in West Africa.en_US
dc.subjectWest African Savanna landsen_US
dc.subjectSocioeconomic conditions in West African Savanna landsen_US
dc.subjectBiodiversity in West African Savannaen_US
dc.subjectLand use in West African Savannaen_US
dc.subjectNatural vegetation diversityen_US
dc.subjectCrop diversityen_US
dc.subjectForage diversityen_US
dc.subjectAnimal diversityen_US
dc.subjectBiosphere reserve concepten_US
dc.titleImpact of Land Use on Biodiversity in the Savanna Zone of West Africaen_US
dc.coverage.geographicalWest Africaen_US

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