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Kubuqi Desert

China’s “Green Miracle”- Reforestation of Kubuqi Desert

Kubuqi Desert in Inner Mongolia of China, comprises of around 18,600 sq km of golden sand dunes that plunge south in an arc from the country’s Yellow River. Centuries of grazing had denuded the land of all vegetation, and the region’s 740,000 people were wallowing in isolated poverty. But it is now improving. A Chinese firm Elion Resources Group in 1988 partnered with local people and the government to combat desertification. Almost three decades later, one third of the desert has been greened. Special plants have been…