The WOCAT-LADA-DESIRE mapping tool is based on the original WOCAT mapping questionnaire (WOCAT, 2007). It has been expanded to pay more attention to issues such as biological and water degradation, it also places more emphasis on direct and socio-economic causes of these phenomena, including their impacts on ecosystem services. It evaluates what type of land degradation is actually happening where and why and what is being done about it in terms of sustainable land management (SLM) in the form of a questionnaire.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Switzerland, South Africa, Lesotho, China, Italy, Eswatini, Cuba, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Netherlands, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Library ResourceJanuary, 2011Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Eswatini, South Africa, Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa
Current estimates of climate change state that the world’s average temperature is due to increase by at least 2oC to 2.4oC over the next 50?100 years. Furthermore it is expected that by the end of the century a range of additional impacts will be felt: sea levels will rise by an estimated 60cm, resulting in flooding and the salinisation of fresh water aquifers, and snow and ice cover will decrease. Simultaneously, precipitation patterns will change so that some areas will receive large increases whilst other areas will become hotter and drier.
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