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land degradation
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
Land degradation is defined as the reduction or loss of the biological or economic productivity and complexity of rain fed cropland, irrigated cropland, or range, pasture, forest and woodlands resulting from a combination of pressures, including land use and management practices.
Definition Source
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/189524.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/189524
Used For
land deterioration
Broader Term
environmental degradation
Narrower Term
rangeland degradation
Related Term
abandoned land
deforestation
desertification
habitat destruction
habitat fragmentation
land use change
soil degradation
wastelands
Spanish
degradación de la tierra
Term Number
189524