The Impact of Livestock Grazing on Soils and Vegetation Around Settlements in Southeast Kazakhstan

South Kazakhstan Pasture Use Results
  • Ilya I. Alimaev
  • Carol Kerven
  • Aibyn Torekhanov
  • Roy Behnke
  • Kazbek Smailov
  • Vladimir Yurchenko
  • Zheksinbai Sisatov
  • Kanat Shanbaev
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Rangeland degradation livestock mobility pasture condition Kazakhstan 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Laryn, I.V., 1956, Meadow Cultivation and Pasture Farming, Moscow and Leningrad. [in Russian].Google Scholar
  2. Zhambakin, Z. A., 1995, Pastbisha Kazakhstana [Pastures of Kazakhstan], Almaty: Kainar [in Russian].Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science + Business Media B.V 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilya I. Alimaev
    • 1
  • Carol Kerven
    • 2
  • Aibyn Torekhanov
    • 1
  • Roy Behnke
    • 2
  • Kazbek Smailov
    • 1
  • Vladimir Yurchenko
    • 1
  • Zheksinbai Sisatov
    • 1
  • Kanat Shanbaev
    • 1
  1. 1.Kazakh Scientific Centre for Livestock and Veterinary ResearchAlmatyKazakhstan
  2. 2.Macaulay Institute CraigiebucklerAberdeen

Personalised recommendations