A Dung Beetle, fighting the odds of the Desert and rolling his treasured ball of dung up to his little burrow on the sand dune. The word ‘Desert’ conjures up an image of vast open land with sparse vegetation, harsh temperatures, inhospitable living conditions and pretty much an imagery of something that is devoid of life… […]
December 11, 2019//-Mongolia’s livestock industry, once the primary engine of the economy, now faces threats from climate change and overgrazing. Without prompt policy action, the national and regional costs will continue to grow, weighing on both economic growth and inequality.
Essential to the identity and economy of Mongolia—more than half of the country’s 3 million people live there—the grasslands are under increasing threat from overgrazing and climate change. Multiple studies over the past decade have shown that the once lush Mongolian steppe, an expanse twice the size of Texas that is one of the world’s […]
Combat Desertification and Drought One of the biggest and least understood environmental challenges facing the globe, desertification refers to the irreversible degradation of soil through human activities such as deforestation, unsustainable farming, mining and overgrazing. It occurs when trees and root systems that bind the soil are removed, exposing topsoil to erosion, and when unsustainable […]
This video says about itself: Pride of Namibia 1 March 2014 Namibia is home to the greatest wildlife recovery story ever told. Since its birth just over 2 decades ago, the country of Namibia has shown the world how to ensure Africa’s natural legacy while expanding livelihoods. “Pride of Namibia” tells the story of communities […]
UC Berkeley reports As temperatures rise, desert birds need more water to cool off at the same time as deserts are becoming drier, setting some species up for a severe crash, if not extinction, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. The team that last year documented a collapse of bird communities […]
The majority of people don´t have desert camping ranked very high on their list of places to pitch a tent. Though thanks to popular movies in recent years like Tracks and Queen of the Desert, many travelers have become charmed by the idea of romantic jaunts into barren wastelands with nothing but a water bottle, […]