"Many of those who benefit from overexploitation of natural resources are among the least affected by the direct negative impacts of land degradation, and therefore have the least incentive to take action."
— Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Driver of Land Degradation & Biodiversity Loss
Crop and grazing land expansion into native vegetation
Agricultural and forestry practices that are unsustainable
Urban expansion with infrastructure development and extractive industry
Benefits of Avoiding, Reducing and Reversing Land Degadation