- Title: Bushveld Ecology and Management
- Author: Pieter T. van der Walt et al
- Publisher: Briza Publications
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2010
- ISBN: 9781875093946
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 160 pp
17 of the country’s most prominent bush experts share there knowledge about conservation and management of the Bushveld, its geology and soil, veld and plants, timber and age-old trees, survival and usage of the veld in historical times, modern-day tourism and how one goes about buying a farm here.
In popular parlance, ‘bush’ refers to a woodiness that differs in composition, density and height. It is a place where the life cycles of some 5 700 plant species contribute to the pulsing rhythm and dynamics of sweet, sour, mixed or arid Bushveld. One and a half million visitors find enormous pleasure in this precious biotreasure every year, but it is deteriorating fast as a result of human activities and mismanagement. Its use should be approached with much more sensitivity and proficiency.
To give more impetus to this ideal, 17 of the most prominent bush experts of the country share their knowledge in a clear and colourful way – wonderful reading matter for the conservator, farmer, student and every lover of the bush.
This short chronicle tells of the conservation and management of the Bushveld, its geology and soil, its veld and its plants, its timber and age-old trees, of survival and of usage of the veld in historical times, of modern-day tourism and how one goes about buying a farm here.