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Rivers Research Programme

The Kruger National Park Rivers Research Programme (KNPRRP) was a highly succesfull multi-disciplinary, multi-organisational programme aimed at addressing major concerns about water quantity and quality of perennial rivers flowing through the KNP.

A key feature of Kruger Park is that it suffers biodiversity threats in and alongside the Park's rivers because of upstream activities in the catchments - all the major rivers arise on the escarpment and flow through several landuse types in the lowveld before the water even reaches the park boundary. The programme ran for the last decade of the 1990's, went through three phases (a startup, a research consolidation phase, and a more practical implementation-orientated phase) and was widely acclaimed for:

If you want more detail about the KNPRRP:

K. M. Rogers. And Jay O Keeffe 2003.River heterogeneity: Ecosystem structure, function and management. pp. 189-218. In Du Toit, J., K. M. Rogers and H. C. Biggs [eds.]. The Kruger Experience: Ecology and management of savanna heterogeneity. Island Press.

Jay O Keeffe and K. M. Rogers 2003. Heterogeneity and management of the Lowveld Rivers. pp. 447-469. In Du Toit, J., K. M. Rogers and H. C. Biggs [eds.]. The Kruger Experience: Ecology and management of savanna heterogeneity. Island Press

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