Center of Ecological Desertification and Reforestation

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Center for Ecological Technology (CTE):: Nonprofit organization helping local industry, government, and residents with energy conservation, waste management, and environmental education.

Reforestation as an Investment: Does it Pay?:: This publication illustrates that reforestation can be an excellent long-term investment even using very conservative timber price and management assumptions. [PDF]

Wild Again Reforestation Trust:: Organization dedicated to purchasing environmentally sensitive land, planting trees, and making the land wild again.

RNGR: Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetics Resources:: RNGR aims to supply people who grow tree seedlings with the latest technical information and provides links to other organizations with similar aims.

Desertification and Drought:: Internet links to sites related to desertification, maintained by University of Arizona.

Wikipedia : Desertification:: Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas due to various factors: including climatic variations and human activities. Desertification is one of the world’s most alarming global environmental problems. It takes place worldwide in drylands. At least 90% of the inhabitants of drylands live in developing countries and they suffer the poorest economic and social conditions. Drylands occupy 41% of Earth

Land Degradation and Desertification:: International Union of Soil Sciences working group site offers conference reports, technical papers and links to other organizations.

Web Resources on Desertification:: Links to web sites providing information on desertification worldwide.

First UN Convention to Combat Desertification:: Purpose of meeting was to discuss the problem of land degradation and to offer suggestions to prevent this phenomena. Page includes list of participating countries and their ideas. Took place 29 September - 10 October 1997, Rome Italy. (September 29, 1997)

Len Milich: Desertification:: Addresses the basic arguments: Are desert lands resilient or fragile? Are changes natural or anthropogenic? Are changes reversible? How much land degradation is necessary before we declare desertification to have taken place? Does anthropogenic land degradation induce or augment meteorological drought?

  • New Additions: Desertification
Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Livelihoods in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) Project
Beijing's Desert Storm
Solar Energy: The Climate Threat's Counterforce
The Sahara and the Sahel Observatory (OSS)
Web Resources on Desertification