Image: Desert greenery

Today marks the 25th anniversary of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCD). Under its theme 'Let's grow the future together,' the initiative celebrates the 25 years of progress made in sustainable land management.

How to fight desertification and drought at home and away

A growing human population and runaway consumption are putting unsustainable pressures on the natural resources we depend on for survival. Our misuse and abuse of land and water is changing fertile land into deserts.

Experimentation essential in saving Earth's degraded land

Global land degradation is now so severe that hundreds of millions of hectares of land need to be restored back to health. Under the Bonn Challenge, nations have taken on the task of restoring 350 million hectares of degraded ...

Land degradation pushing planet towards sixth mass extinction

More than 100 experts from 45 countries have published a three-year study of the Earth's land degradation, calling the problem "critical" and saying that worsening land conditions undermine the well-being of 3.2 billion people.

Five ways to halt 'critical' land decay

Scientists warned Monday that land degradation imperils the health and well-being of billions of people, threatening food and water supplies while fuelling conflict, mass migration and disease spread.

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