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RECARE project European Commission

Although there are no integrated maps for desertification in Europe, sensitivity to desertification has been recently mapped, based on soil quality, climate and vegetation parameters.

The map indicates that 8% of the territory in southern, central and eastern Europe shows very high or high sensitivity to desertification, corresponding to about 14 million ha, and more than 40 million ha is at moderate sensitivity.

How can it be measured or assessed?How can it be prevented or remediated?How does it interact with other soil threats?How does it affect soil functions?

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