n Southern African Forestry Journal - The 8%-4% debate : Commercial afforestation and water use in South Africa : guest editorial

Volume 2002, Issue 194
  • ISSN : 0038-2167



Extracted from text ... Southern African Forestry Journal - No. 194, July 2002 1 Guest Editorial The 8%-4% debate: Commercial afforestation and water use in South Africa INTRODUCTION An estimate that commercial afforestation uses 8% of the country's water supplies has been quoted so often that it is has become a basis for discussions about commercial forestry and water use. Although disputed by many stakeholders in the forestry industry, the figure of 8% has been bandied around, by both protagonists and antagonists of commercial afforestation so often, that like the long held belief that 8000 elephants is the optimum number for the Kruger National ..

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