China Registered Over 18,700 Illegal Activities Relating to the Misuse of its Grasslands

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 Key point The

Qinghai Province (Western China) Contracts 9,400 Herders to Guard Overgrazed Grassland

As many as 9,400 herders have been hired in northwest China’s Qinghai Province as part-time guards to protect grasslands from exploitative activities including overgrazing, officials announced. The herders will oversee 316,000 square kilometers of grasslands before the end of the year, said Gong Aiqi, a Qinghai Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry official. Their roles