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Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (2020)

The Importance of the Ephemeral Kuiseb River as Linear Oasis. Its Ecosystem Services For Namibia

Luca Philipp

Titre : The Importance of the Ephemeral Kuiseb River as Linear Oasis. Its Ecosystem Services For Namibia

Auteur (s)  : Luca Philipp
Editeur  : Grin Verlag
Université : Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Institut für Landschaftsökologie und Ressourcenmanagement)
Date de parution : 2020

Résumé
Ephemeral rivers, such as the Kuiseb, are from tremendous importance for the dependent eco­systems, economies and people that rely on its water resources. It is part of aunique landscape, which has formed under extreme conditions. Highly specialized, often endemic species were able to emerge. The Topnaar (#Aonin) are an indigenous population living along the Kuiseb for centu­ries that has managed to practice agriculture in this very barren and hyper-aridlandscapemainly by cultivating native, endemic plants.To emphasize this, the Ecosystem services model (MA [Mil- lenium Ecosystem Assessment], 2005) was applied to identify and classify the ecosystem ser­vices offerd by the Kuiseb River. The study will also take a look at Namibias community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) which is one of the longest established payment for ecosystem services scheme of the world. Moreover, the Kuiseb Basin Management Committee (KBMC) will be considered which strives to provide efficient and equitable access to water and sustainable use of related resources in the Kuiseb River basin

Mots clés : Africa, arid environmensts, conservation, desert, ecosystem services, ephemeral river,management, Namibia, riparian forest, water, vegetation

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