Soil biodiversity and soil organic carbon

Complete Title: 
Soil biodiversity and soil organic carbon : keeping drylands alive
IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

Soil biodiversity and soil organic carbon are vital to the way ecosystems function and they largely determine the role of land in producing food, storing water, and mitigating climate change. This report highlights how soil organic carbon and soil biodiversity provide the foundation for terrestrial ecosystem services. Restoring or preserving soil biodiversity and soil organic carbon requires increased inputs of organic matter or a reduction of carbon losses, or both. Government strategies are needed to guide investments in drylands by local land users, private companies and other stakeholders, in order to fulfil their public responsibility for protecting and promoting the multifunctionality of land. 

Imprint: 
Gland, Switzerland : IUCN, 2018
Physical Description: 
viii, 24p. : ill., maps
Publication Year: 
2018
ISBN: 
978-2-8317-1889-7 (PDF)
978-2-8317-1892-7 (print version)
DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.CH.2018.03.en
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Number of copies: 
0
Edition: 
1
Language(s): 
English
Record created: 2018/06/13
Record updated: 2018/08/22