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The WOCAT tool for mapping land degradation and sustainable land management has been used in the Crete study site. Using the tool, an interdisciplinary team of specialists has recorded observations of land degradation, sustainable land management and recommendations for further prevention or mitigation on a land use base map. 


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Map version: 4Oct11


Typical landscape for the Crete study site covered by olives, vines and pastures in the upper zones. New olive plantations subjected to high erosion rates. Olive plantation under minimum tillage land management practice.


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