Combatting global grassland degradation

  title={Combatting global grassland degradation},
  author={Richard D. Bardgett and James M. Bullock and Sandra Lavorel and Peter Manning and Urs Schaffner and Nick Ostle and Mathilde Chomel and Giselda Durigan and Ellen L. Fry and David Johnson and Jocelyn M. Lavallee and Ga{\"e}tane Le Provost and Sha Luo and Kenny Png and Mahesh Sankaran and Xiangyang Hou and Hua-kun Zhou and Li Ma and Weibo Ren and Xiliang Li and Yong Ding and Yuanheng Li and Hongxiao Shi},
  journal={Nature Reviews Earth \& Environment},
  pages={720 - 735}
Grasslands are under severe threat from ongoing degradation, undermining their capacity to support biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. Yet, grasslands are largely ignored in sustainable development agendas. In this Perspective, we examine the current state of global grasslands and explore the extent and dominant drivers of their degradation. Socio-ecological solutions are needed to combat degradation and promote restoration. Important strategies include: increasing… 

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