Combating desertification in Iran over the last 50 years: an overview of changing approaches.

@article{Amiraslani2011CombatingDI,
  title={Combating desertification in Iran over the last 50 years: an overview of changing approaches.},
  author={Farshad Amiraslani and Deirdre Dragovich},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={1-13}
}
Desertification in Iran was recognized between the 1930s and 1960s. This paper traces Iran's attempts to reclaim desertified areas, evaluates the anti-desertification approaches adopted, and identifies continuing challenges. Iran has areas vulnerable to desertification due to extensive areas of drylands and increasing population pressure on land and water resources. Over-grazing of rangelands is a particular problem. Initially desertification was combated mainly at the local level and involved… CONTINUE READING

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