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How are hot deserts in rich areas used? Commercial farming, Mining and Tourism.
How are hot deserts in poor countries used? Hunting & Gathering and Farming
How big is the Kalahari desert? 260000 km squared
What can be caused by low rainfall? Droughts
What is a major industry in the Kalahari desert? Farming of cattle, goats and sheep
Name three things that are mined in the Kalahari desert. Diamonds, Gold and Nickle
List four negative impacts in the Kalahari desert. Overgrazing, Fences block migration routes, Mining and farming push native people of their land, Depleting ground water supplies.
List four management strategies fr the Kalahari Desert. Conserving water Building damns Making game reserves Removing some fences
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