We must halt the loss of biodiversity, reverse land degradation, combat desertification, sustainably manage forests, promote and restore sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems. Progress on this goal challenge has been uneven in recent year. Improvements are being made in managing life on land through forests sustainability and protecting areas important for biodiversity. However trends in land productivity, poaching and trafficking of wildlife remain a serious concern.


Around 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood, including 70 million indigenous people.

Forests are home to more than 80% of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects.

Between 2010 and 2015, the world lost 3.3 million hectares of forest areas. Poor rural women depend on common pool resources and are especially affected by their depletion.

2.6 billion people depend directly on agriculture, but 52% of the land used for agriculture is moderately or severely affected by soil degradation.

Arable land loss is estimated at 30 to 35 times the historical rate.

Due to drought and desertification, 12 million hectares are lost each year (23 hectares per minute). Within one year, 20 million tons of grain could have been grown.

74% of the poor are directly affected by land degradation globally.

Of the 8,300 animal breeds known, 8% are extinct and 22% are at risk of extinction.

Of the over 80,000 tree species, less than 1% have been studied for potential use.

Over 80% of the human diet is provided by plants. Only three cereal crops – rice, maize and wheat – provide 60% of energy intake.

As many as 80% of people living in rural areas in developing countries rely on traditional plant‐based medicines for basic healthcare.

Micro-organisms and invertebrates are key to ecosystem services, but their contributions are still poorly known and rarely acknowledged.


The trend of land and soil degradation undermine the security and development of all countries. Reversing the effects of land degradation and desertification through sustainable land management is key to improving the lives and livelihoods of more than 1 billion people currently under threat. Protecting our wildlife stock and promoting biodiversity is key to having a sustainable, useable land for future generations. Find out how Prepr can help you take the challenge to promote life on land and protect our landmasses.

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