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Rangeland degradation : The case of the Southern Region in the Sultanate of Oman

AL-Hatrushi, Salim Mubarak

Titre : Rangeland degradation : The case of the Southern Region in the Sultanate of Oman

Auteur : AL-Hatrushi, Salim Mubarak

Université de soutenance : Eastern Michigan University

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 1989

Résumé
Rangeland degradation is one form of desertification that has been accelerating in different parts of the world particularly in the arid and semi-arid regions where pastoral economies prevail. The Sultanate of Oman is located in the arid region of Southwest Asia. The Southern Region of the country has rich and unique natural pastureland produced by the southwestern monsoon precipitation that prevail during the summer months (June-September). Until recently the Jabali herders of the Southern Region and the ecology of the rangelands had been very much in ecological balance with each other. However, this balance has been upset recently by the massive social and economic development in the region which has led not only to a dramatic increase in livestock population, but also to a change in people’s lifestyle and to the breakdown of the traditional grazing systems. This thesis investigates the rangeland potentials of the Southern Region, and the recent unwise grazing practices that have led to the degradation of these rangelands. Finally, general recommendations for proper rangelands management in the region are presented.

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