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Kubuqi Desert, Ordos

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  • Extensive desert area with extensive rehabilitation efforts in past years. Walking in the sand provides perspective of the landscape. In several places, tours are offered for tourists.  more »
  • Attractions for tourists including camel riding, sand sliding, little train, motor bike riding etc. Should be fun but the operating staff are very rude and tell you off if you don't understand their i...  more »
  • We visited with a group called CET in China geared towards cultural exchanges within China. Loved riding the camels, sand surfing, riding ATVs through the desert and of course meeting new people. It i...  more »
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  • China "headaches" desertification status before the Gobi desert, spread over an area of 500,000 square miles in northern China and southern Mongolia, considered the fastest-growing deserts on earth when that every year it turns nearly 2,250 square miles of pasture into the arid wasteland. The expansion of the Gobi has "swallowed" a large area of farmland but also create sandstorms cannot control, making the cities near the edge of the desert of shedding. Recovery May last, a sandstorm caused a region has an area of 1 million square miles in the North China engulfed in haze. Associated with industrial pollution in the capital Beijing, sand storms have pushed the index air quality here to 621. According to the standards of the US Embassy in China, on the air quality index 200 is "very unhealthy", also from 301 to 500 are considered "dangerous". People riding camels across the Gobi desert. Photo: Tripoto in addition to the serious consequences for the environment, rapid desertification status also created a serious political threat for Beijing. In the context of the townships, villages on the desert "swallowed," the economy in this plight. The Government is therefore forced to relocate people out of the land suffer desertification. In the period 2003-2008, 650,000 people live in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region have been forced to relocate accommodation. Desertification simultaneously generate threat for China's food security. According to estimates, China during the period of 1997-2008 lost 6.2% of agricultural land due to desertification in this period when the population increased almost 100 million people. About 27 percent of China's land area was covered in desert Gobi when coming to Beijing with a speed almost 2 miles/year. Does the way Beijing approximately 44 miles, many sand dunes are formed. Therefore, the experts said that the best way for China to prevent the expansion of the Gobi desert is the focus to restore the natural ecosystem. Status of desertification in China has increased from the second half of the 20th century in the context of the country implemented the preteen development campaign, the destruction of forest resources, leading to erosion by wind and water resources are depleted. Reality on, the Chinese Government in 1978 has initiated a project called "green great wall", under which a 2,800-mile-long tree-lined walls were formed to prevent the development of the Gobi desert. So far, more than 66 billion trees have been planted, creating the largest man-made forest in the world. Song, world experts skeptical about the success of the project when that many plants-water also are grown, causing ground water resources in the arid region which had scarcely left still in decline. This predictably create vicious when that new trees will absorb the water and then wither along with the other plants around them. According to a study of the great wall green in 2004, only 15% of the trees were planted in 1978. Meanwhile in the Kubuqi desert, located in the South of the Yellow River in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Chinese authorities gave the Green coating on about 1/3 this desert area. Therefore, very seldom appear sandstorms here while more than 100,000 local residents have escaped poverty. Currently the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are encouraging the countries suffering from desertification study other models of Kubuqi. POSITION (According To Forbes, Xinhua)
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