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UN land conservation award

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UN land conservation award:


Shyam Sundar Jyani, a Rajasthan-based climate activist, has won the prestigious United Nations’ Land for Life Award for his environment conservation concept, Familial Forestry.

What is familial forestry?

Familial Forestry means transferring the care of trees and environment in the family so that a tree becomes a part of the family’s consciousness.

  • Placing a family at the cornerstone of society, the concept ensures the success of any social campaign.

About the Land for Life Award:

  1. Launched at the UNCCD COP (Conference of Parties) 10 in 2011.
  2. It is considered as the world’s highest reward regarding land conservation and restoration.
  3. It is organised by UNCCD every two years.
  4. This year’s theme was “Healthy Land, Healthy Lives”.

About United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification:

Established in 1994.

It is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management under the UN.

  • It is the only convention stemming from a direct recommendation of the Rio Conference’s Agenda 21.
  • Focus areas: The Convention addresses specifically the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, known as the drylands, where some of the most vulnerable ecosystems and peoples can be found.


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Prelims Link:

  1. About UNCCD.
  2. Rio Conference’s Agenda 21.
  3. About United Nations’ Land for Life Award.

Mains Link:

Differentiate between land degradation and desertification? Discuss impact of desertification on ecology.

Sources: India Today.