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The Boteti study site is located south-east of the city of Maun in central Botswana.

 

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This site was the focus of Botswana's 1993 case study for the Intergovernmental Convention to Combat Desertification (INCD). It was picked then because it was one of the areas identified as desertification hotspots in the country and was also identified on the GLASNOD map as an area of extreme human induced wind erosion (Gov. of Botswana, 1994). The Boteti area has consequently been one of the foci of efforts to combat desertification and, between 2002 and 2007, was one of the sites for the Indigenous Vegetation Project (IVP), a five-year Botswana Government-GEF-funded pilot project for "community-driven rehabilitation of degraded rangelands" which could be replicated "throughout the arid zones of Africa" (IVP flyer). DESIRE was to build on these previous efforts, which were all in line with the recently adopted National Action Programme to Combat Desertification.

 

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