Highlands and Drylands : Mountains, a source of resilience in arid regions | Land Portal

Información del recurso

Date of publication: 
Diciembre 2011
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
UNCCD:849
Pages: 
115

Dryland mountains are among the least-known environments in the world, and certainly one of the most overlooked by decision- and policy-makers. Dryland mountains have an outstanding strategic value. They act as water towers for surrounding dry lowland areas, as shown by the examples of the Rocky Mountains of North America, the Central Andes, the mountains of the Mediterranean Basin, the Sahara and Sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia, and Central Asia

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Berrahmouni, N.
Romeo, Rosalaura
McGuire, Douglas
Zelaya, Sergio
Maselli, Daniel
Kohler, Thomas

Publisher(s): 

Proveedor de datos

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

 

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