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Landuse and Landcover Changes in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya

 

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This study examined land use and land cover types, the nature of changes and environmental impacts in Eldoret Municipality for the periods 1973, 1985 and 1993. The objectives of the study are: to map the land use and land cover types in Eldoret municipal; to examine the extent, nature and intensity of land use changes; to examine the environmental impacts arising from them. The methods used in data collection are; interpretation of remotely sensed aerial photographs, observation, field survey and review of literature. The findings show environmental problems related to land use and land cover changes are: encroachment on agricultural land, deforestation, encroachment on wetlands, modification of micro-climate and surface hydrology, congestion and overcrowding, settlement on unsuitable sites and water pollution. A number of strategies to minimize the problem caused by land use and land cover changes include: protection of sensitive land resources and encourage sustainable urban development.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC88637
AuthorJanet Cherono Tesot
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages104
Publishing Year2013-03-21T00:00:00.000
ISBN9783659367137
Edition1 st
Book TypeGeography
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-10-08 00:00:00