Long-term changes in forest cover in a global biodiversity hotspot in southern Mozambique- Licuáti Forest Reserve


Deforestation is a complex and dynamic process of widespread concern in sub-Saharan Africa that is influenced by a range of social, economic and biophysical factors. In this study was analyzed the patterns of deforestation and its potential drives in the Licuáti Forest Reserve, a biodiversity hotspot in southern Mozambique, between 1990 and 2016. The results show a substantial increase in the rate of deforestation since 1990 was detected in this vulnerable thicket vegetation, and the probability of that deforestation was significantly higher near the major roads, where houses are located. This suggests that the proximity of human settlements to the forest, and access to charcoal markets in urban areas, influenced the spatial pattern.

- Maputo

Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique (IIAM)

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Biodiversidade Florestal

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Diversidade biológica e cultural;
- Alterações Climáticas e Biodiversidade;
- Áreas Protegidas;
- Uso Sustentável da Biodiversidade;
- Uso Comunitário da Biodiversidade;
- Ameaças à Biodiversidade

- Reservas Florestais