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Day to Combat Desertification PDF Print E-mail
Written by Erik van den Elsen   

ImageJune 17th, 2009. The United Nations has declared June 17th as the yearly 'Global Day to Combat Desertification', asking the public attention for the global problem of desertification worldwide.

Various websites have headlines about this issue, among others the
website of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the official UN institution for fighting this phenomenon.

The DESIRE project issues a press release today, where we ask the public attention for this global problem that this project is combatting on a different number of locations worldwide.

Desire project partner BothENDS is coordinating project Dry-Net, that is focussing on strengthening civil society networks in dry regions in the world. They have put together a web page with images that illustrate the beauty, diversity and strength of drylands and their inhabitants. They come from different Drynet countries.

On the same page, the following film is available: Climate Change and indigenous nomadic tribes of Iran: Drought the Death of Life. A film by the Centre for Sustainable Development (CENESTA), Iran.

We hope they will inspire you!

The DESIRE press release can be downloaded HERE.

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