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Type Book Section - Lesotho: Macro to Micro Perspectives of Land-Use Change
Title Environmental Change in Lesotho
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers 33-65
Publisher Springer
URL https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr;=&id=rozepylnSz0C&oi=fnd&pg=PR3&dq;="Environmental+Change+in​+Lesotho"&ots=Y5Nu7p4NJL&sig=zP7ccf2camjulBc48vtR68JPclk
Lesotho is a country whose lowest point is 1,000 m above sea level. It is completely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. Its extraordinary geographical position, relief and latitude contribute to its particular biophysical and socio-economic landscape. These features simultaneously affect and are affected by land-use choices and decisions. Historical and socio-political contexts are among other important factors in the human-environment interrelationship. This Chapter examines specific environmental, social, political and economic characteristics of Lesotho with reference to land-use and landscape changes in the country, highlighting the Lowland region. It outlines the macro and micro level context within which the case study will take place.

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