The Ministry of Agriculture has made public seven cases of destroying grassland resources, as part of an intensified effort to fight illegal activities in the sector. More than 18,700 illegal activities related to grassland resources were filed and investigated in 2013, according to China’s top discipline watchdog…Full Article: China Daily Feb 2014

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  • The seven cases involved individuals illegally planting trees for sale on grassland (i.e. in Jilin and Xinjiang Region)

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  • In November 2012, China’s Qinghai Province hired 9,400 herders as part-time guards to protect grasslands from illegal activities

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