23 juin 2016
The Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas is a collection of images, text, and figures presenting the importance of soil biology to policy makers, experts, and general readers alike. Key highlights include :
* Soil biodiversity supports many services essential to human beings including : plant growth, water and climate regulation, and disease control among others.
* Soil biodiversity is increasingly under threats due to several pressures acting on soils.
* Interventions to reduce the impact of threats to soil biodiversity are available and should be widely adopted.
* Policies to protect and value soil biodiversity are still at an early stage and need to be further developed.