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19:54 Feb 6, 2009
English to Malay translations [PRO] Environment & Ecology Additional field(s): Livestock / Animal Husbandry
English term or phrase:overgrazing
Definition from Biodiversity & human health: Destruction of vegetation when too many grazing animals feed too long and exceed the carrying capacity of a rangeland area.
Overgrazing by domestic animals like sheep, goats, cows, mules, horses and yaks has been responsible for large scale degradation of the vegetative cover in many parts of the Himalayas. Himalayas
What constitutes overgrazing is failure to move or rotate animals in harmony with forage growth. Proper grazing management is a matter of moving animals before they have the opportunity to regraze lush regrowth. Beef magazine
Overgrazing by large herbivores such as red deer and sheep has been the primary cause of the lack of tree regeneration in the Caledonian Forest in the past 150-200 years. Trees for life
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