China finds success in fighting desertification

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It is a type of land degradation in which a relatively dry land region becomes increasingly arid.

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today, noting that despite the progress these remain serious 

issues for the country. 

By the end of 2014, there was 2.61 million square kms of 

desertified area in China, about 27 per cent of the whole 

territory, down 12,120 square kms from a previous survey in 

2009, research by the State Forestry Administration showed.

sandification every five years since 1995. 

By the end of 2014, there was 1.72 million square 

kilometers of sandified land, about 17.93 per cent of the 

national territory, down 9,902 square kilometers from 2009, it 

said. 

It was in 2004 that desertified areas started to reduce. 

Despite the notable progress, the monitoring results also 

sandification every five years since 1995. 

By the end of 2014, there was 1.72 million square 

kilometers of sandified land, about 17.93 per cent of the 

national territory, down 9,902 square kilometers from 2009, it 

said. 

It was in 2004 that desertified areas started to reduce. 

Despite the notable progress, the monitoring results also 

indicate that desertification and sandification are still a 

sandification every five years since 1995. 

By the end of 2014, there was 1.72 million square 

kilometers of sandified land, about 17.93 per cent of the 

national territory, down 9,902 square kilometers from 2009, it 

said. 

It was in 2004 that desertified areas started to reduce. 

Despite the notable progress, the monitoring results also 

indicate that desertification and sandification are still a 

serious matter, Zhang Jianlong, head of the administration 

sandification every five years since 1995. 

By the end of 2014, there was 1.72 million square 

kilometers of sandified land, about 17.93 per cent of the 

national territory, down 9,902 square kilometers from 2009, it 

said. 

It was in 2004 that desertified areas started to reduce. 

Despite the notable progress, the monitoring results also 

indicate that desertification and sandification are still a 

serious matter, Zhang Jianlong, head of the administration 

said.

survey combines land surface data with satellite 

remote-sensing technology, and is expected to inform 

policy-making. 

Desertification is a type of land degradation in which a 

relatively dry land region becomes increasingly arid, 

typically losing its bodies of water as well as vegetation and 

wildlife.

 

Beijing: Desertified and sandified lands have shrunk over the past few years in China, the authorities said today, noting that despite the progress these remain serious issues for the country. By the end of 2014, there was 2.61 million square kms of desertified area in China, about 27 per cent of the whole territory, down 12,120 square kms from a previous survey in 2009, research by the State Forestry Administration showed.

 

China has been monitoring desertification and sandification every five years since 1995. By the end of 2014, there was 1.72 million square kilometers of sandified land, about 17.93 per cent of the national territory, down 9,902 square kilometers from 2009, it said. It was in 2004 that desertified areas started to reduce. Despite the notable progress, the monitoring results also indicate that desertification and sandification are still a serious matter, Zhang Jianlong, head of the administration said.

 

Launched in January last year, this fifth monitoring survey combines land surface data with satellite remote-sensing technology, and is expected to inform policy-making. Desertification is a type of land degradation in which a relatively dry land region becomes increasingly arid, typically losing its bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife.

 

Desertification is caused by a variety of factors, including climate change. Sandification refers to the coarsening process of the land surface after fine particles are lost to erosion.

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