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All the DESIRE study sites are located in countries that have ratified the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, appointed National Focal Points and written a Nation Action Programme.  


The country profiles on the UNCCD website provide the following information for each country:

Main references
  • National action programme
  • National reports
  • National website

National contacts

  • National Focal Point
  • National experts
  • CSOs


Country Link to UNCCD website DESIRE study sites
Spain country profile »Guadalentín
Portugal country profile



Italy country profile


Greece country profile


»Nestos River Delta

Turkey country profile



Morocco country profile


Tunisia country profile

»Zeuss Koutine

Russian Federation country profile



China country profile

»Yan River Basin

Botswana country profile


Mexico country profile


Chile country profile

»Secano Interior

Cape Verde country profile

»Ribeira Seca









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The DESIRE project was 
co-funded by the
European Commission,
Global Change and
Contract no: 037046 GOCE

DESIRE brought together the expertise of
26 international research institutes
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