Green Africa: Degradation and Fragmentation
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THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: Degradation and Fragmentation
ABOUT THIS WEEK’S EPISODE:
Degradation is the deterioration in the density or structure of vegetation cover or species composition, resulting from the removal of plants and trees important in the life cycle of other species, from erosion, and from other adverse changes in the local environment. Degradation is caused by selective logging and by not replanting artificial or regenerating natural forests. Between 1977 and 1993, the rate of logging in African rose over thirty-four percent, compared with only nineteen percent globally.
Forest fragmentation arises from new constructions and other forms of human intrusions in forest areas with negative impact on landscape pattern and ecosystem. Some of the studies conducted between 1970 and 2005 provide an account of negative impact of deforestation in Bas-Congo province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi, and are put in a regional, continental and global perspective.
Join us this week as we discuss the role of degradation and fragmentation in regards to the importance of forest preservation versus the importance of new development constructions, as well as the role of local populations, the application of ecological principles, the morale of governments, and sustainable human survival pattern analysis.
JOIN OUR DISCUSSION LIVE BY PHONE OR BY SKYPE.
WHEN: SUNDAY August 21, 2011
TIME: 1: 00 PM-2: 00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME
SKYPE ID: AFRICANVIEWS
CONTRIBUTORS AND LISTENERS DIAL-IN NUMBER: (760) 283-0850
CO-HOST: Dan Miner CO-HOST: Ernest Opong
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ABOUT GREEN AFRICA
One of Africa's biggest challenges is the need to develop environmentally sustainable ways of living for its people. Green Africa is a weekly environmental discussion on AV radio, created to help mobilize a fresh understanding of Africa’s responsibilities in the universal ecosystem and generate consensus for right action. The program is organized and represented by a wide range of grassroots organizations and experts on a diverse scientific, social, and economics of green politics and environmental issues. Topics are centered around sustainable management of resources and stewardship of the environment through advocacies on changes in public policies and individual behavior in recognition of humanity, ecosystems, ecology, health, and human rights.
The show is brought to you by Center for Media and Peace Innitiatives (CMPI), Amandla News, Beyond Oil, and African Views (AV).
Host: Ernest K. Opong
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