5 December 2023, Bonn, Germany
17 June 2023, Bonn, Germany
5 December 2022, Bonn, Germany
17 June 2022, Bonn, Germany
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.
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.
5 December 2021, Bonn, Germany
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.
2 September 2021, Virtual, Bonn, Germany
"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 ...
17 June 2021, Online, Bonn, Germany
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.
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 ...
9 - 11 June 2021, Rome, Italy
3 June 2021, Bonn, Germany
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 ...
20 May 2021, New York, United States of America
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 ...
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.
19 - 22 April 2021, Online, Rome, Italy
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.