Summary for policy makers african ecosystems between degradation and restoration - What you keep in memory, will shape the future

Author: Sahara and Sahel Observatory

Published in: 2023


Theme: land management

Type: Plaidoyer



Given the commitments relating to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the management of ecosystems and the protection of biodiversity have come to the forefront of political concerns. As a result, the international community has declared 2021-2030 the "Decade on Ecosystem  Restoration". 

The purpose of this initiative is not only to draw the attention of all players to the dangers of the ecosystem degradation and the biodiversity erosion  for the future of humanity, but also to have their forces united in a global effort to halt, reduce and reverse the process of degradation and ensure a sustainable future for all.

It is all the more crucial for African countries, whose economy is primarily based on natural capital. In this regard, the Sahara and Sahel Observatory  (OSS) has published the "African ecosystems : between degradation and restoration" documentary book that presents the African ecosystems,  describes the state of their degradation and gives prospects for their restoration. 

This summary targets decision-makers and is a contribution to the international efforts made under this decade. It aims to support this initiative, particularly in African countries.