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Swedish translation: överbetning

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English term or phrase:overgrazing
Swedish translation:överbetning
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20:54 Nov 27, 2008
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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.

Example sentence(s):
  • 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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Förstörelse av vegetation som ett resultat av att för många betande djur betar för länge och överskrider betesmarkens kapacitet.
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5 +2överbetning
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Definition from översättning av www.ecology.org:
Förstörelse av vegetation som ett resultat av att för många betande djur betar för länge och överskrider betesmarkens kapacitet.

Example sentence(s):
  • Överbetning av renlav sliter på växtligheten i Lappland och Finnmark. - Regional Council of Lapland (Finland)  
  • Minskande slaktvikter kan tyda på överbete (Kumpula et al. 1998), och vegetationsförlust som leder till erosion kan otvivelaktigt anses som överbetning. - Länsstyrelsen i Norrbotten  
  • För att gardera sig mot fattigdomen försöker människorna föda upp ännu mer boskap. Det leder till överbetning och skogsskövling som i sin tur ökar risken för naturkatastrofer. - SIDA  

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