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Title:Bush thickening in Namibia - a historical perspective
Author:Cunningham, Peter
Periodical:Journal - Namibia Scientific Society (ISSN 1018-7677)
Geographic term:Namibia
Abstract:Bush thickening is not a recent phenomenon, but probably a natural cyclic event exacerbated by human rangeland management. This note aims to throw some light on historic, albeit anecdotal, references some early explorers published regarding dense bush in Namibia between 1856 and 1925. It is evident that patches (and/or areas) of dense bush did occur throughout north-central and eastern Namibia to such an extent that the explorers actively made mention of their trials and tribulations associated with bush. The author also gives an indication of current bush densities in the areas mentioned by these early explorers. App., bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]