Rangeland Degradation and Recovery in China's Pastoral Lands

Rangeland Degradation and Recovery in China's Pastoral Lands

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This book provides reference material for those responsible for grazing land management in China and its long-term consequences (environmental, social and economic). It responds to the urgent need to collate and review some of the major degradation experienced in China's vast pastoral lands. An outline is presented of the major biological processes and socioeconomic influences that operate in selected pastoral rangelands in China. In this book, the authors had confined their analysis to the impact on the resource from a rangeland user's perspective, but recognized the much wider impacts and urge fellow researchers to take up the challenge of addressing the environmental and social impacts of these major land degradation episodes. The historical case studies described in the book represent a failure to manage for the extreme climate variability that characterizes north and west China's vast arid rangelands.He has been an international consultant in dryland management in Iran, North Africa, East Africa and China for more than 20 ... on projects supported by UNDP, FAO, UNEP, IFAD, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank in many countries. ... from the Chinese Central Government in recognition of his contribution to Chinaa#39;s economic and scientific development. ... of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute.

Title:Rangeland Degradation and Recovery in China's Pastoral Lands
Author:Victor R. Squires, Lu Xinshi
Publisher:CABI - 2009


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