An investigation of land cover change in Mafungabusi Forest, Zimbabwe, using GIS and participatory mapping
Mapedza, E., Wright, J.A. and Fawcett, R. (2003) An investigation of land cover change in Mafungabusi Forest, Zimbabwe, using GIS and participatory mapping. Applied Geography, 23, (1), 1-21. (doi:10.1016/S0143-6228(02)00070-X).
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This paper investigates the processes governing land cover change in and around the Mafungabusi Forest Reserve in Zimbabwe. Land cover change was analysed using aerial photography from 1976-1996 within a Geographic Information System (GIS). Perceived change and its causes were investigated through governmental data sources, participatory mapping and interviews with the local community and forest guards. It is found that whilst forest cover within the forest reserve has remained stable, there has been a steady decline in forest cover outside the forest reserve's boundaries.
|Keywords:||land use, GIS, participatory mapping, Zimbabwe, resource sharing|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
|Date Deposited:||01 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 13:10|
|Contact Email Address:||J.A.Wright@soton.ac.uk|
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