100 milion

hectares of healthy and productive land are degraded every year (2015-2019). IT'S THE SIZE OF TWO GREENLAND.

The world is facing the worst species extinction since the dinosaur era.

Failure to implement Gola 15 will result in: 

  • further destruction of forests;
  • loss of biodiversity on land;
  • progressive desertification and environmental degradation.


  • According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), only 15% of land area is protected, and achieving Goal 15 would require increasing this percentage.
  • According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the world has lost approximately 178 million hectares of forests since 1990.
  • According to the UN's annual reports on desertification, we are loosing approximately 12 million hectares of fertile land annually due to desertification processes.
  • According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), over 27,000 species are currently at risk of extinction.