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Desertification, Its Consequences and Control Strategy

  • A. G. Babaev
  • I. S. Zonn

Abstract

The causes of the modern occurrence of desertification are defined and explained. Anthropogenic factors such as wasteful farming, uncontrolled industrial development, and tourism have played a critical role. More differentiated, regional research linked in turn by international coordination is required to identify exact signs of this process. The UN has played an especially important role in highlighting the urgency of the challenge, and the Convention to Combat Desertification is foregrounded, along with The Desert Institute’s special role in the global campaign. Solutions can only be found within a socio-economic context which should not be separated from the ecological dimension.

Keywords

Arid Region Arid Zone Arid Land International Convention Arid Ecosystem 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

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  • A. G. Babaev
  • I. S. Zonn

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