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Chatty and Colchester - Chapter 12

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Buy and Download Description The steppe area in Syria, as in most other countries in West Asia and North Africa (WANA), is an administrative region based on an agro-ecological division of the country. Running a crude rainfall scale from high to low, zones 1-4 are designated agricultural regions where settlement and cultivation is permitted and predominant. Zone 5, which covers all land below the 200mm isohyte (the so-called 'steppe line'), is the designated steppe area or badiyah (Figure 12.1). Covering more than half the country, or 10.2 million hectares, the steppe has been set aside as rangelands where dryland cultivation is illegal. Most of those herding in the steppe are nomadic or agro-pastoral Arab tribes. Despite their long history in the steppe and a sophisticated resource access system, these tribes are currently excluded from government rangeland management efforts. With the recent adoptions by the authorities of centrally-controlled enclosures - otherwise termed the 'plantation concept' - in steppe conservation this exclusion has resulted in dispossession and hardship for many pastoral groups. The steppe area in Syria, as in most other countries in West Asia and North Africa (WANA), is an administrative region based on an agro-ecological division of the country. Running a crude rainfall scale from high to low, zones 1-4 are designated a
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