overgrazing


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o·ver·graze

 (ō′vər-grāz′)
tr.v. o·ver·grazed, o·ver·graz·ing, o·ver·graz·es
To permit animals to graze (vegetational cover) excessively, to the detriment of the vegetation.

overgrazing

(ˌəʊvəˈɡreɪzɪŋ)
n
(Agriculture) excessive grazing

overgrazing

Letting livestock graze land so heavily that the soil loses fertility, grass grows sparsely and soil erosion may take place.
Translations
surpâturage
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Uncontrolled burning, turf extraction and overgrazing by sheep is responsible for the loss of fodder.
The Minister of Animal Resources, pointed to the existence of obstacles facing pasture in the states of the White Nile, North and West Kordofan resulted from the lack of rain this year and caused congestion in grasslands and overgrazing, referring to the death of many animals due to the spread of poisonous plants in these areas.
Description : One third of Mongolia s population, which is dependent on herding for survival, is faced with the problem of overgrazing.
Minister Aidaraliyev listed misallocation of resources, overgrazing, excessive use of winter pastures and insufficient use of remote summer pastures among other reasons for land degradation.
Bidiya, March 3 (ONA) The seminar on the study of Bidiya's Tourism Potentials, which was organized by the Office of the Wali of Bidiya, in collaboration with some of the relevant bodies, recommended the importance of preserving the natural, heritage and human factors of the natural environment that must be preserved and to ensure sustainability in terms of the optimal use in order to avoid the unbalanced use by tourists and visitors, especially after the damage of pastures and natural areas as a result of overgrazing, wastes and the use of visitors for cars and bikes in a manner that affected the aesthetics of nature and its components.
The landscapes here have faced many threats over the years, from overgrazing of the land and overharvesting of the trees, to dwin-d1Mg wildlife populations and off-road vehicle abuse.
au/news/2014-12-12/roo-overgrazing-threatening-striped-legless-lizard-in-canberra/5962344) ABC News , the large numbers of the eastern grey kangaroos, apart from threatening the vulnerable reptiles, are also overgrazing.
The degradation was the result of loss of vegetation due to deforestation, cutting beyond permissible limits, unsustainable fuel wood and fodder extraction, shifting cultivation, encroachment on forest lands, forest fires and overgrazing, the report -- jointly prepared by the environment ministry and the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education -- said.
ISLAMABAD -- Tree cuttings for fuel purpose, overgrazing, bush fire and mining for stones for cement and crush purposes has ruined the natural climate of Sheikh Badin Hill National Park.
Bush encroachment, the result of overgrazing, is a problem for Namibian agriculture.
Overgrazing this type of pasture will damage the plants and eventually kill them.
It had been removed because of damage caused by overgrazing by swans and geese, it is hoped the island will now attract a wide variety of wildlife.