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Study reveals that oases face serious threats of desertification

A recent study highlights the perilous situation of oases around the world. Once seen as places of imagination, today they support important habitats and water sources for arid regions, which deserve sustainable development. Despite covering only a small fraction, about 1.5%, of our planet’s land area, oases play a disproportionately important role. They provide essential resources and sustain around 10% of the world’s population, offering a lifeline in dry and hostile environments.

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