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dc.contributor.authorBennett, Brett
dc.contributor.authorKruger, Fred
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-11 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:22:35Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:22:35Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier588815
dc.identifierOCN: 945783316en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32916
dc.description.abstractThis innovative interdisciplinary study focuses on the history, science, and policy of tree planting and water conservation in South Africa. South Africa’s forestry sector has sat—often controversially—at the crossroads of policy and scientific debates regarding water conservation, economic development, and biodiversity protection. Bennett and Kruger show how debates about the hydrological impact of exotic tree planting in South Africa shaped the development of modern scientific ideas and state policies relating to timber plantations, water conservation, invasive species control, and biodiversity management within South Africa as well as elsewhere in the world. Forestry and Water Conservation in South Africa shows how scientific research on the impact of exotic and native vegetation led to the development of a comprehensive national policy for conserving water, producing timber, and protecting indigenous species from invasive alien plants. Policies and laws relating to forests and water began to change in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a result of political and administrative changes within South Africa. This book suggests that the country’s contemporary policies towards timber plantations, guided by the National Water Act of 1998, need to be reconsidered in light of the authors’ findings. Bennett and Kruger also call for more interdisciplinary research and greater emphasis on integrated policies and management plans for forestry, invasive alien plants, water conservation, and biodiversity preservation.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1H Africa::1HF Sub-Saharan Africa::1HFM Southern Africa::1HFMS Republic of South Africa
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KN Industry & industrial studies::KNA Primary industries::KNAL Forestry & related industries
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNF Environmental management
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNK Conservation of the environment
dc.subject.otherwater conservation
dc.subject.othersouth africa
dc.subject.otherbiodiversity protection
dc.subject.otherforestry
dc.subject.otherAfforestation
dc.subject.otherHydrology
dc.subject.otherJonkershoek Nature Reserve
dc.subject.otherLumber
dc.titleForestry and Water Conservation in South Africa
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_588815
oapen.relation.isPublishedByddc8cc3f-dd57-40ef-b8d5-06f839686b71
oapen.relation.isbn9781925022834
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Afforestation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afforestation; Hydrology - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrology; Jonkershoek Nature Reserve - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonkershoek_Nature_Reserve; Lumber - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumber; South Africa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa
oapen.identifier.ocn945783316


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