Problem

Threatened tropical grassland habitats

Other Names:
Threatened habitats of subtropical grasslands
Nature:

Tropical grasslands are found in tropical wet and dry climates. These areas are hot year-round and usually very dry, but they do have a season of heavy rain. It is crucial that the rainfall is concentrated in six or eight months of the year, followed by a long period of drought when fires can occur. If the rain were well distributed throughout the year, many such areas would become tropical forest.

Poaching, overgrazing and clearing of the land for crops are the main threats. About 16 percent of tropical grasslands have been converted for agriculture or urban development. Desertification is also a significant threat.

Values:
Threat
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
06.05.2019 – 20:39 CEST