The Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment is urging Vincentians to support efforts by the relevant authorities here to protect the land.
A release from the Ministry says persons can support this effort by taking action to stop the indiscriminate cutting of trees, by utilizing soil conservation techniques, especially when farming on slopes, and by making use of water from roofs.
The Ministry is also appealing to persons to stop littering and to educate themselves on issues relating to sustainable land management and climate change adaptation.
St. Vincent and the Grenadine is a Party to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought, and joined the global community to celebrate and recognize World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
Since 1995, the day has been set aside by the United Nations to raise awareness about the threats and consequences of land degradation and drought.
The theme of 2014 WDCD is ecosystem-based adaptation, with the slogan ‘Land Belongs to the Future, Let’s Climate Proof It’.