Definitions for "Land Degradation"
Undesirable changes in plant &/or animal composition or abundance and undesirable changes to soil and land surface characteristics. It may be irreversible within the bounds of economic management
term for the decline in soil quality which can occur in a number of ways, including erosion, salinisation, water logging, heavy metal and other chemical pollution , and desertification.
Reduction in capacity of the soil or vegetation to support life, through the damage to physical, chemical or biological properties, contributing to an unsustainable ecological system (see degradation).