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#6233

World Soil Day

5 December 2022, Bonn, Germany

Meeting
#6222
News Headlines
#133223
2022-02-15

Apex scavengers from different European populations converge at threatened savannah landscapes

Over millennia, human intervention has transformed European habitats mainly through extensive livestock grazing. “Dehesas/Montados” are an Iberian savannah-like ecosystem dominated by oak-trees, bushes and grass species that are subject to agricultural and extensive livestock uses.

News Headlines
#133087
2022-02-10

Biocrusts-Key To Ecosystem Health

Biological soil crusts, known as biocrusts, are lichens, algae, mosses, fungi, and cyanobacteria common on the soil surface.[i]They are critical to arid ecosystems, where they help to reduce soil erosion and maintain stability.

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#6091

World Soil Day

5 December 2021, Bonn, Germany

News Headlines
#131760
2021-11-17

How plants survive in one of the driest places on Earth, and what they can tell us about climate change

The coastal region of the Atacama Desert in the north of Chile is one of the driest places on Earth. Less than a millimeter of rain falls there per year on average.

News Headlines
#129406
2021-06-21

Drought threatens to become the next pandemic

"Drought is on the verge of becoming the next pandemic, and there is no vaccine to cure it." "Drought has directly affected 1.5 billion people so far this century, and this number will grow dramatically unless the world gets better at managing this risk," said Mami Mizutori, the United Nations S ...

News Headlines
#129362
2021-06-16

When the soil asks for help

It helps biodiversity to recover. It locks away the atmospheric carbon warming the Earth, slowing climate change. It can also lessen the impacts of climate change and underpin a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

News Headlines
#129305
2021-06-14

Restoration of African drylands key to economic growth

On June 2 and 3, more than 7,000 delegates gathered for the first digital conference on African Drylands. The virtual summit was organized by Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) where speakers and participants deliberated on the efficacy of drylands in Africa, and the importance of involving communiti ...

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#6112
News Headlines
#129043
2021-06-03

Restoring African drylands from within – without myths

Dryland ecosystems cover some 43 percent of Africa. They’re home to more than half a billion people dependent on the land for their food and livelihoods, largely through farming and pastoralism, harbor some of the continent’s most celebrated wildlife and plant species, and produce much of the co ...

Meeting
#6095

High-level Dialogue on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought

20 May 2021, New York, United States of America

News Headlines
#128543
2021-05-11

Humanity’s challenge of the century: Conserving Earth’s freshwater systems

On April 11, 2020, a band of fighters stormed and seized a water control station in the Libyan Sahara. Taking employees prisoner, they occupied a key nexus that helps move 1.2 million cubic meters (317 million gallons) of water per day — 480 Olympic-sized swimming pools — from freshwater aquifer ...

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#128471
2021-05-06

Feral horses, donkeys dig desert holes to hydrate biodiversity

When it comes to finding water and staying hydrated in desert environments, animals will take all the help they can get. This includes from other wildlife, even ones that pose threats to natural ecosystems.

News Headlines
#127904
2021-04-06

Africa is creating its own Great Wall - and it’s green

Green is not the first colour you typically associate with the arid Sahel region in Africa. But a pan-regional initiative could change this significantly by 2030, following a pledge for new funding of more than $14 billion.

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#127911
2021-04-06

New book presents the rich biodiversity of Thar desert and threats to the landscape

When one thinks of the Thar desert, what comes to mind is a landscape full of sand. But there is more to Thar, the vast desert expanse located in the northwestern part of India. It is also home to several unique flora and fauna species. Many of these are captured in the book, The National Park: ...

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#127831
2021-03-29

Nearly 500 bee species are thriving in a small patch of US desert

There are about 20,000 known species of bee on the planet, and nowhere else is this diversity more concentrated than in southern Arizona along the US-Mexico border. Hundreds of bee species can be found in a patch of desert there about the size of Heathrow airport, meaning it has the world’s dens ...

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