The Impact of Livestock Grazing on Soils and Vegetation Around Settlements in Southeast Kazakhstan
This paper documents the impact of grazing on pastures and soil composition at study sites in southern and central Kazakhstan following decollectivization. Uncontrolled grazing and high stocking rates around settlements have produced both environmental degradation and diminished livestock performance despite overall declines in sheep numbers in the post-socialist period.
KeywordsRangeland degradation livestock mobility pasture condition Kazakhstan
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