Natural Solutions: Protected Areas helping people deal with desertification and drought

Drylands occupy approximately 40% of Earth's land area and are home to more than two billion people.

Natural Solutions : Protected Areas helping people deal with desertification and drought Photo: Delwyn

These habitats are important carbon stores and harbour many endemic species uniquely adapted to arid conditions. Habitat conversion and unsustainable land management are leading to degradation and desertification.

Work area: 
Protected Areas
Protected Areas
Ecosystems
Drylands
Climate Change
Location: 
West and Central Africa
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