Protection of Grasslands in East Asia

International Workshop on Sustainable Management of Grassland Ecosystems in Semi-arid Regions; Hailar, Inner Mongolia, China, 17–24 July 2013



An international workshop was held to examine ways to preserve the ecological values of grassland ecosystems while maximizing the economic development benefits to the local population. Experts on grassland ecosystems from Australia, China, Mongolia, the United Kingdom, and the United States presented the latest research and regional programs for sustainable management, while local scientists highlighted detailed field experiments, their findings, and future research plans. The participation of major stakeholders and representatives of local governments allowed for a transdisciplinary assessment.