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A human-defined area ranging in size from c. 3 km2 to c. 3002 km. Landscape is spatially heterogeneous in at least one factor of interest and often consists of a mosaic of interacting ecosystems.

Land degradation and restoration assessment

An area delineated by an actor for a specific set of objectives, constitutes an area in which entities, including humans, interact according to rules (physical, biological, and social) that determine their relationships; Place-based systems that result from interactions between people, land, institutions (laws, rules and regulations) and values. Interactive aspects that define a landscape are functional interactions, negotiated spaces and multiple scales.

Global assessment (1st work programme), Asia-Pacific assessment

An area of land that contains a mosaic of ecosystems, including human-dominated ecosystems.

Americas assessment, Sustainable use assessment, Europe and Central Asia assessment