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Human uses of the savannah

The savannah ecosystem is in a delicate balance. The smallest change can have knock-on effects on people, animals, plants and the wider environment.


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Key points

  • The Savannah is a delicate balance of mutually dependent relationships between species.
  • Desertification is when natural vegetation is destroyed, creating areas of desert. It can occur if the Savannah is poorly managed by humans.
  • Causes of desertification include; overgrazing, excessive tree felling and poor farming practices.

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