habitat destruction

Destruction of wildlife habitats by increasing pressure for land by fast-growing human populations, pollution and over-exploitation. Whole species or populations of plants and animals have disappeared causing a loss of genetic resource that is not only regrettable from an aesthetic or philosophical point of view but also threatens man's food supply. Habitat loss takes several forms: outright loss of areas used by wild species; degradation, for example, from vegetation removal and erosion, which deprive native species of food, shelter, and breeding areas; and fragmentation, when native species are squeezed onto small patches of undisturbed land surrounded by areas cleared for agriculture and other purposes. (Source: WPR / WRES)

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Willis SG, Hole DG, Collingham YC, Hilton G, Rahbek C, Huntley B 2009. Assessing the Impacts of Future Climate Change on Protected Area Networks: A Method to Simulate Individual Species' Responses. Environmental Management 43 (5) 836-845
Reynolds JF, Smith DMS, Lambin EF, Turner BL, Mortimore M, Batterbury SPJ, Downing TE, Dowlatabadi H, Fernández RJ, Herrick JE, Huber-Sannwald E, Jiang H, Leemans R, Lynam T, Maestre FT, Ayarza M, Walker B 2007. Global Desertification: Building a Science for Dryland Development. Science 316 (5826) 847-851
Burmeister and Partners 2010. Traffic Impact Assessment, Rio Tinto Rösing Uranium Limited.
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2010_Rossing_Expansion_Phase_2_traffic.pdf 14.14 MB
Simmons RE, Trewby I, Trewby M 1996. Are Etosha's Blue Cranes declining. African Wildlife 50 32-34
Reyers B, van Wilgen BW, Nel JL 2008. Making the most of South Africa's natural capital. Science 2008 12
Holmes PM, Richardson DM, Esler KJ, Witkowski ETF, Fourie S 2005. A decision-making framework for restoring riparian zones degraded by invasive alien plants in South Africa: review article. South African Journal of Science 101 (11-12) 553-564
Makhado AB, Braby R, Dyer BM, Kemper J, Mcinnes AM, Tom D, Crawford RJM 2021. Seabirds of the Benguela Ecosystem: Utilisation, long-term changes and challenges. Birds - Challenges and opportunities for business, conservation and research
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Seabirds of the Benguela Ecosystem.pdf 990.95 KB
Meika JM, Jeo RM, Mendelson JR, Jenks KE 2002. Effects of bush encroachment on an assemblage of diurnal lizard species in central Namibia. Biological Conservation 106 29 - 36
2004. Vultures in The Vultures of Southern Africa - Quo Vadis?. Proceedings of a workshop on vulture research and conservation in southern Africa
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VultureStudyGProceedings_final.pdf 1.25 MB
Martin RB 2009. The Elephants of North-Western Namibia: Options for Management.
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NW Elephants report.pdf 2.43 MB