World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

This is an initiative of the United Nations to highlight the importance to prevent desertification and drought. These phenomenons are primarily caused by human activity and climate variations (Greenhouse effect) and affect the biodiversity of the soils. That’s why this Day fits perfectly in this year’s campaign for biodiversity as 2010 has been proclaimed the International Year dedicated to Biodiversity.

This year’s slogan is “Enhancing soils anywhere enhances life everywhere”. Activities are organized all around the world today. For more information visit the UN Convention to Combat Desertification website.

There is also a UNCCD Facebook page.

Desertification

Drought

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