Problem

Degradation of fragile ecosystems

Nature:
In developing countries population pressure expands against a limited land resource base and pushes cultivation out onto more fragile resources, thereby rapidly destroying forests, grasslands and rainfed uplands. Increased production on fragile lands increases soil erosion, causes flooding and deforestation and reduces agricultural production.
Aggravates:
Natural disasters
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Subject(s):
Ecology
Vulnerability
Date of last update
14.03.1997 – 00:00 CET