Natural Regeneration Practice in Degraded High Lands of Ethiopia Through Area Enclosure
International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 120-123
Received: Jul. 17, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 28, 2015; Published: Aug. 6, 2015
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Wondie Mebrat, Department of Biology, Adigrat University, Adigrat, Tigray, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Forest provides livelihoods for millions of people worldwide through provision of different products. However, their diversity and area coverage are highly declined through time due to deforestation, invasive species, expansion of agricultural practice and land degradation. In line of these several interventions have been tried to undertake environmental degradation in Ethiopia. One of these intervention mechanisms is area enclosure, a method by which an area is protected from human and livestock interference. This method of environmental improvement appears to be successful, through applying artificial and natural regeneration methods. This method has indispensible role for rehabilitation of degraded lands, animal conservation, soil development and conservation. This paper is therefore helpful to know the success of conservation activities through enclosure and to design management plans for the future.
Keywords
Enclosure, Land Degradation, Natural Regeneration, Regeneration Methods
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Wondie Mebrat, Natural Regeneration Practice in Degraded High Lands of Ethiopia Through Area Enclosure, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 120-123. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20150305.11
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