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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on Land

Organizations relating to Arid Zones

Association internationale Zaïre-Hydro-Sahel
Scientific Council for Africa South of the Sahara / Est. 1950
International Arid Lands Consortium / Tucson AZ, USA / Est. 1989
Sahara Resource Network / Port Elizabeth, South Africa / Est. 2001
Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research / Beer-Sheva, Israel / Est. 1974
North African Seed Bank
Concerted Action for African Development / Est. 1979
SOS déserts transcontinental
Drylands Programme / Est. 1987
Association internationale Se servir de la saison sèche en Savane et au Sahel
Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia / Rome, Italy / Est. 1964
Transsahara - Caravanes sans frontières / Est. 1977
Association of Arid Lands Studies / Lubbock TX, USA / Est. 1977
UNDP Drylands Development Centre / Est. 1973
International Institute of Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
International Committee on Aridisols
Association solidarité pour les populations sahariennes et sahéliennes
Association of Families of Saharan Prisoners and Disappeared
International Drought Information Center, University of Nebraska / Est. 1988
Tree Aid / Bristol, UK / Est. 1987
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas / Beirut, Lebanon / Est. 1977
Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Research on Arid Areas / Biskra, Algeria / Est. 1991
Commission for Technical Cooperation in Africa South of the Sahara / Est. 1950
Gesellschaft für Interdisziplinäre Sahara-Forschung / Est. 1974
Regional Water Centre for Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Latin America and the Caribbean / La Serena, Chile / Est. 2003

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World Problems relating to Arid Zones

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Threatened xeromorphic dwarf-shrubland habitats
Disruption of arid zone ecosystems
Threatened polar desert habitats
Inappropriate irrigation schemes
Threatened rangeland habitats
Threatened desert habitats
Threatened cool temperate desert scrub habitats
Threatened boreal desert habitats
Threatened desert dunefield habitats
Threatened cool temperate desert habitats
Threatened warm temperate desert scrub habitats
Clearance of native scrub
Threatened desert scrub habitats
Threatened warm temperate desert habitats
Infertile land
Migrating sand dunes
Threatened subtropical desert habitats
Vulnerability of arid developing countries
Threatened tropical desert habitats
Threatened tropical desert scrub habitats
Threatened subtropical desert scrub habitats
Inadequate drought control
Environmental degradation of desert oases

Action Strategies relating to Arid Zones

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Combating drought
Improving land and water management by farmers in arid regions
Reducing vulnerability of arid developing countries
Conserving desert habitats
Revegetating drylands
Managing drylands
Restoring sustainable productivity in severely desertified drylands
Combating desertification
Exploring common property rights in semi-arid and saline areas
Addressing problems of cultivation of marginal agricultural land
Increasing public participation in desertification control
Conserving Central Asian desert ecoregion
Conserving Socotra Island desert ecoregion
Conserving Chihuahuan and Tehuacan desert ecoregion
Conserving Horn of Africa desert ecoregion
Conserving Kaokoveld desert ecoregion
Conserving Australian sandy desert and central range ecoregion
Conserving Sonoran and Baja Desert ecoregion
Conserving Madagascar spiny desert ecoregion
Conserving Namib and Karoo desert and shrubland ecoregion
Investigating biodiversity loss through desertification
Developing technical competence in dryland agriculture
Improving national staff for assessing desertification
Assessing means for measuring consequences of desertification
Emphasizing role of regional and sub-regional organizations on drought and desertification

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