Causes of desertification in hot deserts


What is desertification?

  • Desertifaction happens where land is gradually turned into a desert, usally on the edges on an exsiting desert.
  • This can occur when land is overgrased by livesock or stripped of vegatation by people collecting fire wood.
  • When exposed to the dry wather conditions from lack of water the land will crack and dry up.

where is desertification?

  • The areas on the borders are most at risk eg. the sahara desert.
  • It is estimated that 1 million  people live in these areas
  • Desertification affects rich and poor countries such as parts of


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