International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Geography | Sudan | Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020


Evaluation of Desertification Impacts on the Ecosystem Between (1970-2018) in Dar El Salam Locality- North Darfur State - Sudan

Mohammed Ahmed Hag Ali Al-Zubair | Essam Abbas Babiker Karrar | Abdul Rasoul Mandy Burrawadi


Abstract: The research dealt with the assessment of desertification phenomenon and its impact on the ecosystem in Dar es Salaam, North Darfur State, from 1987 to 2018. The pooled data relied on reports, statistics from previous studies and Land Sat images 5 and 7 for the years 1987, 1999 and 2013, the results showed that there is decrease in vegetation cover rates in the three periods by 26 % (783 km2), 18 % (508 km2) and 15 % (475 km2). The percentage of agricultural lands increased by 23 % (678 km2), 26 % (750 km2) and 34 % (1043 Km2). Furthermore surface runoff decreased by 22 % (671 km2), 20 % (565 km2) and 15 % (468 km2). The percentage of sand creeping increased by 29 % (868 km2), 36 % (1035km2) and 39 % (1132km2), the all of degradation aspects because of removal of vegetation cover, which leads to the imbalance of the elements of the ecosystem in the region.


Keywords: Ecosystem, Desertification, Acacia, Dar El salam locality, North Darfur


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020,


Pages: 1064 - 1070


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