Object

Title: Critical considerations in Acacia mearnsii eradication: A case from South Africa

Creator:

Mukwada, Geoffrey ; Chingombe, Wisemen ; Taru, Phillip

Date issued/created:

2016

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Geographia Polonica Vol. 89 No. 3 (2016)

Publisher:

IGiPZ PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

Despite the huge investment that has been made in attempts to control Acacia mearnsii there is little evidence to show that the spread of this species is receding. In South Africa Acacia mearnsii is regarded as one of the most problematic invasive species in wildlife conservation areas, where it is threatening ecosystem health. This paper examines the distribution of Acacia mearnsii in an area that is adjacent to the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in South Africa. The results of the study indicate that the park is under threat from invasion by the species. This paper recommends the adoption of an integrated approach in which economic, social and environmental assessments are factored into eradication programmes.

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Relation:

Geographia Polonica ; Geographia Polonica

Volume:

89

Issue:

3

Start page:

271

End page:

286

Format:

File size 1,3 MB ; application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:59016 ; 0016-7282 ; 10.7163/GPol.0058

Source:

CBGiOS. IGiPZ PAN, call nos.: Cz.2085, Cz.2173, Cz.2406 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

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Digitizing institution:

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

Projects co-financed by:

European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure

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