MAPPING OF INTENSIFIED LAND USE ON KITOLO LEAD TO
CONSERVATION OF THE ALPINE GRASSLAND AREA
change detection of farming on
Kitolo plateau revealed wide-spread land use in area (black: farming areas).
of southern Tanzania is high land
area with many endemic plant species.
habitat has very limited distribution in Africa. A change detection analysis
that 24% of
the area has been affected by
over a 16 yr
period. The result of the study initiated conservation measures
taken for the area which eventually lead to a conservation of the area.
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