B1 Non-refereed journal articles
How to halt the global decline of lands (2020)

Willemen, L., Barger, N. N., ten Brink, B., Cantele, M., Erasmus, B. F. N., Fisher, J. L., Gardner, T., Holland, T. G., Kohler, F., Kotiaho, J. S., von Maltitz, G. P., Nangendo, G., Pandit, R., Parrotta, J. A., Potts, M. D., Prince, S. D., Sankaran, M., Brainich, A., Montanarella, L., & Scholes, R. (2020). How to halt the global decline of lands. Nature Sustainability, 3(3), 164-166. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0477-x

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Willemen, Louise; Barger, Nichole N.; ten Brink, Ben; Cantele, Matthew; Erasmus, Barend F. N.; Fisher, Judith L.; Gardner, Toby; Holland, Timothy G.; Kohler, Florent; Kotiaho, Janne S.; et al.

Journal or series: Nature Sustainability

eISSN: 2398-9629

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 3

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 164-166

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0477-x

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/87n6x09m

Additional information: Comment.


The assessment of land degradation and restoration by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services shows that land degradation across the globe is a wide and severe issue and is showing no signs of slowing down. This trend must be halted and reversed.

Keywords: land areas; land use; degradation; ecological sustainability; biodiversity

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

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