Degradation of fragile ecosystems


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.

Natural disasters
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
24.06.2019 – 16:59 CEST