Turkey, Italy and Portugal is Europe's top three most desertified nations, analysts from Desert Watch, under the European Space Agency (ESA), said on Sunday.
In a report published to commemorate World's Day to Combat Desertification that fell on Sunday, the analysts said they drew their conclusions from measurement on satellite images, and that they made the observations as part of a project organized by the United Nations' Convention to Combat Desertification.
The ESA said that desertification is partly caused by human activity, and is the cause of health and food security risk for more than 1.2 billion people, in more than 100 nations.
The theme for 2007's World Day to Combat Desertification is "Desertification and Climate Change: A Global Challenge".
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