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Chapter 5: Challenges and Opportunities Desert dreams: a very short history of desert development and conservation maybe a page The distinctive challenges of deserts 1 longish paragraph Poverty of resources and people (qualify) Remoteness (and insecurity) Variability

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Chapter 5: Challenges and Opportunities

Desert dreams: a very short history of desert development and conservation maybe a page

The distinctive challenges of deserts 1 longish paragraph

Poverty of resources and people (qualify)

Remoteness (and insecurity)

Variability

Challenges of conservation

Endemism, rarity and extinction

Loss of native cover

Invasive species

Challenges of development

Water scarcity

Salinity

Floods

Pollution and Degradation (and why we are NOT talking about desertification): long recovery times

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Drivers of change in deserts: social, economic and policy traits

The demographic evolution of the world’s deserts

Water policies and conflict for water

Unequal social and economic development of desert regions

Tourism

Globalisation

Climate change

Opportunities for desert conservation

Coastal deserts, fisheries and tourism

The preservation of wetlands and oases

Climate change, carbon sequestration and the role of deserts

Soil conservation

Opportunities for desert development

Desert non-renewable products

Traditional wild products and new markets

Technologically advanced agriculture/ horticulture (drip irrigation, pest-free production, controlled climate)

Water-efficient development (desalination, fog harvesting, dryland crops, xeri-scaping, desert-friendly urban design)

Iconic landscapes