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Map of Soil Degradation in the World

Soil Degradation in the World
An estimated 75% of the Earth’s land surface has been degraded through human activities, negatively impacting the well-being of at least 3.2 billion people, pushing the planet towards a sixth mass species extinction, and costing more than 10% of the annual global gross product in loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

2005 version of this map

Sources

UN GLASOD, Global Assessment of Human Induced Soil Degradation;
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, IPBES, Mar 2018; ipbes.net/assessment-reports/ldr

Tags: soil degradation world map, soil degradation in the world, agriculture-food

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