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Fig. 4

From: Natural resource degradation tendencies in Ethiopia: a review

Fig. 4

Source: Modified from Alao (2007)

Natural resource use conflicts and the related cascade of impacts. This figure illustrates how natural resource use in the environment triggers societal conflicts. The preliminary causes for such resource-based conflicts are quality and quantity of resource availability, extraction process of the available resources, and its management mechanisms. Defects in each will bring undesirable impacts on the environment and humans’ well-being; which in turn makes natural resource degradation worse.

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