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Forests at the Great Wall of China

Forests at the Great Wall of China

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Uploaded 21 Mar 2011 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: World Forest Ecosystems
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The world’s net rate of deforestation has slowed down the last decade, and this is partly due to major reforestation efforts in China. One of the more famous tree planting initiatives in China is the Green Wall which began in the late 1970s and is human-planted strips of forests in the northern part of the country. Just like the Great Wall of China was built to keep out Mongol hordes, the Green Wall protects cities and croplands against the devastating effects of the Gobi desert. Although th ...
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