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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Muscat: Overgrazing in parts of Oman due to a significant rise in the number of domestic livestock poses a threat to the environment, experts have said.
Frankincense trees are currently undergoing severe population decline due to overgrazing, insect infestation, and unsustainable harvesting methods.
The policy aims to prevent overgrazing on the tundra where Norways estimated reindeer population of 220,000 live.
Climate change and overgrazing are increasing the pressure on the natural resources -- this makes it all the more important to use what nature provides with great care.
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The saplings were planted across nine different sites that face desertification, overgrazing, and invasive plant species.
Starting this month, it is putting this newly developed technology into action in a trial to predict the population of Japanese sika deer, which are the cause of increasingly serious damage due to overgrazing.
He said: "Clearly there are differences of opinion over deer management between the sporting estate and those who strive to repair the damage caused by centuries of overgrazing.
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.
Climate change and overgrazing have negative impacts on the availability of feed, which in turn threatens sheep and goat survival.
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.