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dc.contributor.authorSemenya, S.S.
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-06T11:37:36Z
dc.date.available2013-08-06T11:37:36Z
dc.date.created2010en
dc.date.issued2013-08-06T11:37:36Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1310
dc.descriptionSubmitted in fulfilment of Honours degreeen
dc.description.abstractThe spread of plants from one country to another through intentional and unintentional human activities is a serious threat to the world’s biodiversity; second only to habitat destruction. However, a number of studies have shown that invasive alien plant species can positively contribute to rural economies. This paper is an attempt to document a few of these species ‘positive contribution to rural inhabitants’ well-being in and around Thulamela Local Municipality in Vhembe District of South Africa. Information on the uses of invasive alien plant species were obtained in 2010 through interviews with local inhabitants and traditional healers. Twenty one plant species, from 15 families, were found to be utilized by rural inhabitants. These species are important sources of food and medicine, provide firewood, and are of aesthetic value. They have become alternative sources of utilization, where the indigenous vegetation has been decimated by overexploitation. This study postulates that their extensive use, under careful management, could form part of a strategy for social upliftment and environmental management in poor rural municipalities.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityFoord, Stefan
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dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightscopyrighten
dc.subjectutilizationen
dc.subjectInvasive alien speciesen
dc.subjectInThulamela Local Municipalityen
dc.titleThe utilization of some alien invasive plants species around Thulamela local municipality of Limpopo Province, South Africaen
dc.mdidentification.purposeDevelop an understanding of the use of alien invasive plant species by people in Vendaen
dc.mdidentification.organizationnameCentre of Excellence for Invasion Biologyen
dc.mdidentification.deliverypointFaculty of Science, Natural Sciences Building, Private Bag X1, Stellenbosch University, Matielanden
dc.mdidentification.postalcode7602en
dc.mdidentification.phone0218082832en
dc.mdidentification.electronicmailaddresskcd@sun.ac.zaen
dc.mddataidentification.languageEnglishen
dc.mdusage.specificusageUnderstanding social perception of alien invasivesen
dc.mdusage.userdeterminedlimitationsDistribution mappingen
dc.mdusage.usagedatetime2011-01-01
dc.mdconstraints.uselimitationNo geo-referenced dataen
dc.mdlegalconstraints.accessconstraintscopyrighten
dc.lilineage.statementData were largely based on Qualitative questionairesen
dc.dqcompletenessomission.valueunitPercentageen
dc.dqcompletenessomission.valueattributedata60en
dc.mdmaintenanceinformation.maintenanceandupdatefrequencyUnknownen
dc.mdfeaturecataloguedescription.cataloguedate2013-07-31
dc.mddistributor.distributorcontactUniversity of Vendaen
dc.mdformat.nameDocen
dc.mdformat.versionWord 2007en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.westboundlongitude30.17en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.eastboundlongitude31en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.northboundlattitude-22.63en
dc.exgeographicboundingbox.southboundlattitude-23.18en
dc.exverticalextent.minimumvalue300en
dc.exverticalextent.maximumvalue1400en
dc.exverticalextent.unitofmeasuremetersen
dc.cibprojectSocial perceptions and impacts of invasionen


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