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1-10 of 27 for the Category : Geographical and the Subcategory : Land Use & Land Management


( Article Type: Explanation )

Biomes are the world’s major environmental communities classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterised by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment. The importance of biomes cannot be underestimated.

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Carrying Capacity

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Carrying capacity, in the case of organisms, is the maximum number of organisms that can be supported, fed or is able to survive in any specific habitat or ecosystem without causing the breakdown of the habitat or ecosystem.

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Catchment Management

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A catchment is defined as the area from which any rainfall will drain into a watercourse through surface flow to a common point. Other related terms are watershed, river basin and drainage basin. A catchment is the basic unit of the landscape that is

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Coastal Zone Management (Integrated)

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The coast is a distinct, but limited spatial area that derives its character mainly from the direct interactions between the land and the sea. Given the enormous value of coastal resources, as well as the mounting human pressure on coastal ecosystems

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The world’s forests, both temperate and tropical, are under enormous pressures from disease (often as a result of air pollution, notably from acid rain), felling for timber needs, clearing for agriculture, or loss under reservoirs through the dammi

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Desertification is defined as ‘land degradation in arid, semiarid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities’. The important point is that there is loss of productivity of the land.

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The concept of Eco-Logic refers to the logic and perspective that we gain once one we fully recognise and acknowledge the fact that we humans are not separate from the rest of nature - and that we are completely dependent on the Earth's eco-system

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Ecological Landscaping

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In contrast to conventional landscape gardening practices, ecological landscaping for sustainable development and local biodiversity within commercial and industrial nodes is a far more effective way of synchronising industrial and commercial objecti

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Ecosphere & Ecosystems

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The ecosphere (also sometimes called the ‘biosphere’) is that part of the Earth’s environment in which living organisms are found. The word is normally used to include the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere (i.e. land, air and water that s

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Fracking And gas Extraction

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Energy is a key driver of development. In South Africa, 93% of our electricity is from coal, and over 85% of our total energy is from fossil fuels. The use of fossil fuels is a direct contributor to climate change, through the emission of carbon d

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