desertification


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the gradual transformation of habitable land into desert

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The ECA announced that Cyprus is included in an audit of the EU's plans to combat desertification to examine whether the risk is being effectively and efficiently addressed.
Rocky desertification characterized by vegetation degradation, soil erosion, and bedrock exposure is one of the most serious land degradation problems in the southwest region of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC).
The conference is on convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programmes that incorporate long term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.
Abu Dhabi: The UAE is celebrating the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought under the theme of "Our Land, Our Home, Our Future".
The desertification requires solutions to helping communities increase resilience to climate change, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification, whose theme this year is Protect Earth.
High on the agenda of this two-day gathering are communications on environment diversification, the state of affairs under the impact of desertification and soil deterioration and means to remedy the situation.
Le phenomene de la desertification et la deterioration des terres en Tunisie a affecte les deux tiers du sol national, a declare, lundi a Zaghouan (nord-est), Nejib Derouiche, ministre de l'environnement et du developpement durable.
Precipitation rates for the region are expressed in Figure 1 corresponding to approximately 200 mm annually in the region of the central plateaus where desertification rates are more accentuated.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Forestry and Waterworks Minister Veysel Eroy-lu has announced that a desertification risk map has been prepared for Turkey which reveals that 47 percent of the country consists of moderate and high risk desertification zones.
Effective and innovative solutions need to be adopted to address the issue of desertification in the country, local Arabic daily Arrayah has reported, quoting experts.
DESERTIFICATION MEANS land degradation in dry lands (arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas) resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities.
Actualites Eecrit par Maria Souinida Sous l'egide du Haut commissariat aux eaux et forets et a la lutte contre la desertification, la journee mondiale de lutte contre la desertification a ete celebree, le 17 juin 2014, dans la wilaya de Dakhla, sous le theme [beaucoup moins que] Le partenariat pour la lutte contre la desertification, prealable pour inverser le processus de degradation[beaucoup plus grand que].
Unregulated well digging causes the depletion of aquifers and desertification.
The Fujairah Municipality, represented by the Public Services and Environment Department -- Environment Protection Section -- on Tuesday observed the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
TWENTY- FIVE per cent of India's total land is undergoing desertification while 32 per cent is facing degradation that has affected its productivity, critically affecting the livelihood and food security of millions across the country.