Excessive military usage of land

Other Names:
Excessive use of land for military bases

Military authorities are in continuing competition with agricultural interests in an effort to extend the land available for military bases, weapons testing grounds and training areas. In the USA in 1990 military training areas occupied 25 million acres and efforts were being made to extend this by a further 6 million acres in 16 states. In the UK facilities for military war games exclude the public unfairly from vast areas of national parkland, although the exact amount is unknown.

Land use planning
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.04.2019 – 15:13 CEST