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Table 6 Results of the ranking of factors considered as threats to wild edible plants.

From: Traditional knowledge of wild edible plants used in Palestine (Northern West Bank): A comparative study

Factors Respondents Total Rank
  *N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 N6 J1 J2 S1 S2 T1 T2 Q1 Q2 Q3   
Agricultural land expansion 9 17 7 3 10 6 7 7 9 3 16 6 5 5 10 120 1
Over- grazing 9 11 9 6 10 3 5 6 1 5 14 7 10 9 1 106 2
Over-harvesting 4 4 0 5 10 1 4 1 4 4 4 2 1 3 6 53 3
Uncontrolled Fire setting 10 6 1 3 0 2 3 0 1 0 5 3 7 2 0 43 4
Fuel wood collection 1 1 0 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 20 5
  1. * N = Nablus; J = Jenin; S = Salfit; T = Tulkarm; Q = Qalqilia. The values in the Table are the number of informants who mentioned the factor at the different sites from each community.