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