China: Nomads resettled to protect prairie and wetlands

Shanghai Daily: MORE than 737,000 nomadic herders have been resettled away from the headwaters region of the Yellow River over the past five years in an effort to protect China's "mother river" and stop over-grazing and erosion. According to recently released figures, the nomads are all ethnic Tibetans and have been resettled, along with their animals, in new communities in the southern tip of Gansu Province in northwest China. The move is aimed at protecting prairie and wetlands. "We want to give the grassland......

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