Almost one-quarter of the world’s land area has been degraded over the past 50 years because of soil erosion, salinization, peatland and wetland drainage, and forest degradation. The resulting damage, in terms of lost ecosystem goods and services, costs the world an estimated US$6.3 trillion a year.
Authors and Publishers
HELEN DING, SOFIA FARUQI, ANDREW WU,
JUAN CARLOS ALTAMIRANO, ANDRÉS ANCHONDO ORTEGA,
MICHAEL VERDONE, RENÉ ZAMORA CRISTALES,
ROBIN CHAZDON, AND WALTER VERGARA
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