Monday, 31 August 2009

Kubuqi Desert / Future Forest and the Great Green Wall



The video "Taming the Yellow Dragon - A billion trees in the desert" will be screened during the COP9 of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification later this month in Buenos Aires.



Drifting sands in the Kubuqi Desert, Inner Mongolia, PRC


Hiking over dunes, Kubuqi Desert


Drifting sands, Kubuqi Desert, Inner Mongolia, PRC


Trees planted by Korea-based Future Forest in the Kubuqi Desert, forming part of what will eventually become the Great Green Wall


Liu Gou He, Kubuqi Desert


Yellow River, Inner Mongolia, PRC


Tree saplings planted in frames by Korea-based Future Forest in the Kubuqi Desert as part of their Great Green Wall project.


Tree saplings planted by Korea-based Future Forest in the Kubuqi Desert - early days for the Great Green Wall


Liu Gou He, Kubuqi Desert, Inner Mongolia, PRC


Wild ponies grazing, Liu Gou He, Kubuqi Desert, Inner Mongolia, PRC

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Sunday, 23 August 2009

Future Forest - The Great Green Wall - Kubuqi Desert


The dramatic beauty of deserts has inspired generations of poets, painters, and adventurers. But their relentless growth – the process of desertification – now poses one of the greatest environmental and ecological threats to sustainable development - not only to China, but also to the whole North East Asian region.


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