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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 1998

Restoration of degraded Nama Karoo - the role of conservation islands (South Africa)

REstoration Nama Karoo

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : Restoration of degraded Nama Karoo - the role of conservation islands (South Africa)

Pays : Afrique du Sud

Code du projet : IC18970141 FP4-INCO

Durée : From 1998-01-01 to 2001-12-31

Descriptif
This project will assess the distribution and general patterns of diversity of insect and floral taxa on and around inselbergs/ small hills of various sizes and levels of degradation in southern Africa. Management guidelines on the relationship between inselbergs and the surrounding land will be produced using biodiversity (insect and floral) maps of the inselberg terrain, measures of how land use affects biodiversity and details of plant-pollination systems. Models will be developed to predict the potential effects of climate change and management actions on the distribution of key species on inselbergs as well as the rehabilitation potential of certain species. Scientific results and popular accounts will be published so that the information is widely disseminated. The involvement of local communities is expected to improve local knowledge through debate and research techniques.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
Participants : Ministry of Environment and Tourism Namibia ; UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH. Germany ; University of Natal South Africa ; University of Nottingham United Kingdom

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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