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MAPPING OF INTENSIFIED LAND USE ON KITOLO LEAD TO CONSERVATION OF THE ALPINE GRASSLAND AREA

 

 

 

 

A change detection of farming on Kitolo plateau revealed wide-spread land use in area (black: farming areas).

 

 

Kitulo plateau of southern Tanzania is high land grass area with many endemic plant species. This habitat has very limited distribution in Africa. A change detection analysis revealed that 24% of the area has been affected by farming over a 16 yr period. The result of the study initiated conservation measures to be taken for the area which eventually lead to a conservation of the area.

 

LOVETT, J.C. and PRINS, E. (1994): Estimation of land use changes on Kitulo plateau of Tanzania using satellite imagery. Oryx. Vol. 28, No 3. July 1994.

 

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