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Afromontane: A pioneer in sustainable mountain research

Published at: 17 September 2018

Mountains have always played an important role in the history of mankind. They provide economically essential goods and services, host unique biodiversity and offer tourism opportunities, to name but a few benefits. The Qwaqwa Campus of the University of the Free State is home to the Afromontane Research Unit, a multidisciplinary group addressing the largely under-researched mountainous landscapes of Southern Africa.

The unit’s research is promoted around three broad themes:

  1. Conservation and sustainable use of Afromontane biodiversity
  2. Sustainable futures for the people of the Afromontane, and
  3. Living and doing business in the Afromontane.

The intention is to create a sustainability science hub to bring the three themes into the ambit of solution-oriented transdisciplinary research, centered in sustainable development goals and sustainability research in general.

Find the full article in the Mail & Guardian here.

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