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South Africa

Overview of LDN Targets

National voluntary LDN targets (original language)

LDN at the national scale:
• LDN is achieved by 2030 as compared to 2015 and an additional 5% of the national territory has improved (net gain).

LDN at the sub-national scale:
• LDN is achieved in the grassland biome by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss);
• LDN is achieved in the thicket biome by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss);

Specific targets to avoid, minimize and reverse land degradation:
• Improve productivity and SOC stocks in 6 000 000 ha of cropland by 2030;
• Rehabilitate and sustainably manage 1 809 767 ha of “forest” by 2030;
• Rehabilitate and sustainably manage 1 349 714 ha of fynbos by 2030;
• Rehabilitate and sustainably manage 87 621 ha of thicket by 2030;
• Rehabilitate and sustainably manage 2 436 170 ha of grassland by 2030;
• Rehabilitate and sustainably manage 2 646 069 ha of savanna (< 5m) by 2030;
• Rehabilitate and sustainably manage 149 877 ha of Succulent Karoo by 2030;
• Rehabilitate and sustainably manage 528 632 ha of Nama Karoo by 2030;
• Rehabilitate and sustainably manage 76 525 ha of desert by 2030;
• Rehabilitate 61 900 ha of wetlands by 2030;
• Clear 1 063 897 ha of alien invasive species by 2030;
• Clear 633 702 ha of bush encroached land by 2030, and
• Rehabilitate 350 000 ha of artificial areas by 2030.

Reference documents
LDN TSP Country Report 2018 English
LDN Country Commitments 2018 English