August 10, 2011

China bans pasturing at eight scenic locations in Xinjiang

To help mitigate severe land degradation caused by long-term overgrazing, the government of China bans pasturing at eight scenic locations in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, with 100,000 hectares of land being returned to grassland over the next five years starting in August 2011.

Sources:
China Daily
Want China Times

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