French Scientific Committee on Desertification

Comité Scientifique Français de la Désertification
GLO Report

‘Silent Demise’ of Vast Rangelands Threatens Climate, Food, Wellbeing of Billions (UNCCD)

In anticipation of the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) in 2026, this report serves as a catalyst for global awareness and action. It analyses numerous case studies and good practices from around the world, drawing on the experience and lessons learned, and advocates for a new paradigm to inspire governments, donors, and other stakeholders to prioritise rangeland health in cooperation with local communities.

The Global Land Outlook Thematic Report on Rangelands and Pastoralists was produced by a team led by the author and secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in collaboration with supporting and contributing partners, and in consultation with key stakeholders and experts. It was made possible through the generous financial support of the European Union.

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