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CHAPTER 4: State and Trends of the World's Deserts

Lead authors: Stella Navone and Elena Abraham
Contributing authors: Marta Bargiela, David Dent, Cecilia Espoz-Alsina,
Alejandro Maggi, Elma Montana, Scott Morrison, Gabriela Pastor,
Hector Rosatto, Mario Salomón, Dario Soria, Laura Torres, Fidel Antonio Roig
Sergio Roig-Juñent, Clara Movia, Walter Massad

STATUS OF THE WORLD DESERTS

LAND DEGRADATION IN THE WORLD'S DESERTS

CONCLUDING REMARKS

REFERENCES

This chapter presents a panorama of the environmental status of the world deserts: their extent, location, uniqueness, vulnerability, the status of their natural resources, the trends of degradation related to land use and their impacts. Responses to land degradation are discussed at multiple levels.

 
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