A poster featuring Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) programme in South Africa created by M.Sc. student Laura Quast has become a part of the gallery "Global Change Poster Explorer" developed as part of the "Hot Spots of Global Change" module of the Master's programme in Physical Geography at the University of Freiburg.
As one of the countries in the LDN programme, South Africa has set national and sub-national targets to address land degradation. With 91 per cent of land surface made up of drylands and population highly dependent on agriculture, LDN is a high priority, as evident from the Sustainable Land Management Programme that works to implement nationwide policies and secure multiple ecosystem benefits in three pilot sites.
The poster gallery, conceptualized and supervised by Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Glaser and developed by Michael Kahle on FreiDok is used as part of the Global Change lecture series. Posters in the gallery follow a variety of topics and can be filtered by theme, location, concept and landscape types as well as displayed on a map.