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Significant Achievements in Protection and Restoration of Alpine Grassland Ecosystem in Northern Tibet, China

Authors

  • Qing-zhu Gao,

    1. Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development for Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
    2. Key Laboratory for Agro-Environment & Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing 100081, China
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  • Yue Li,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development for Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
    2. Key Laboratory for Agro-Environment & Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing 100081, China
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  • Yun-fan Wan,

    1. Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development for Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
    2. Key Laboratory for Agro-Environment & Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing 100081, China
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  • Wang-zha Jiangcun,

    1. Nagqu Grassland Station, Tibet Autonomous Region, Nagqu, 852100, China
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  • Xiao-bo Qin,

    1. Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development for Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
    2. Key Laboratory for Agro-Environment & Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing 100081, China
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  • Bao-shan Wang

    1. Nagqu Grassland Station, Tibet Autonomous Region, Nagqu, 852100, China
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Y. Li, email: yueli@ami.ac.cn

Abstract

Alpine grassland is a fragile ecosystem, and a large area of this grassland type has been severely degraded in Northern Tibet, to the extent that it has become the primary ecological problem in the region. Various levels of government, including the national central government, the Tibetan Autonomous Region government, and the Nagqu Prefecture government have worked together to achieve alpine grassland ecosystem protection and prevent grassland degradation. These efforts have resulted in significant ecological, social, and economic benefits in Northern Tibet.

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