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DESIRE study sites

Areas vulnerable to desertification, and location of DESIRE study sites

 

Hotspot area

Main Problem\ Desertification process

 Guadalentin Basin, Murcia, Spain

 Drought, soil erosion by water

Mação, Portugal

Forest fires

 Rendina Basin, Basilicata, Italy

 Soil erosion by water

Crete, Greece

Soil erosion by water, overgrazing, water stress

 Nestos Basin, Maggana, Greece

 Salinisation

Konya Karapinar Plain, Turkey

Soil erosion by wind

 Eskisehir Plain, Turkey

 Soil erosion by water

Mamora/Sehoul, Morocco

Increasing pressure due to urbanization nearby

 Zeuss-Koutine, Tunisia

 Competition for scarce water resources

Djanybek, Russia

Poor vegetation growth

 Novij, Saratov, Russia

 Salinisation

Loess Plateau, China

Soil erosion by water and wind

 Boteti Area, Botswana

 Overgrazing and decreased flooding

Cointzio catchment, Mexico

Soil erosion by water

 Walnut Gulch Watershed, USA

 Vegetation change, flash floods

Glenelg Hopkins region, Australia

Salinisation, and sporadically bush fires

 Secano Interior, Chile

 Soil erosion by water, extensive gullying

Santiago Island, Cape Verde

Soil erosion, drought, flash floods

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