Land Challenge

Land ChallengeGlobal Challenge #15 – Life On Land

Background

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.

Forests

  • Forest biomass stock per hectare is now stable
  • Net loss of forests continues to slow
  • More forests are being protected and areas under long term management plans have increased
  • 1.6 billion people worldwide rely on forests for food and economic means
  • One in 10 species on the planet are only found in the Amazon rainforest

Mountains & Land

  • 15% of land is currently under protection, but that does not cover all areas important for biodiversity
  • Average protection of worldwide terrestrial, freshwater and mountainous key biodiversity areas increased from 35% to 47% from 2000 to 2017
  • As of 2017, 76% of world’s mountain areas were covered by some sort of green vegetation
  • Since 1998, the lands surface covered by vegetation showed persistent and declining trends in productivity

Biodiversity and Wildlife

  • According to the Red List Index, biodiversity loss is continuing at an alarming rate
  • The extinction risk for corals is increasing the quickest among all assessed species groups
  • Water Borne fungal disease (Chytrid) is decimating many amphibian species
  • The illicit wildlife trade represent a complex and volatile market
  • Poaching continues to occur despite conservation efforts
  • Elephant Ivory, rosewood and rhinoceros horn comprised over 60% of total wildlife and timber product seizures

The Land Challenge

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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May 1, 2019

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