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'Exceptional' reforestation program in China preventing future disasters

Date : 12th May 2011, Source : Mongabay



China's response to large-scale erosion with reforestation is paying off according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). The 10-year program, known as Sloping Land Conversion Program (SLCP), is working to turn some 37 million acres back into forest or grasslands after farming on steep slopes in the Yangtze and Yellow River basins had made them perilously susceptible to erosion and flooding.

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0512-hance_china_slcp.html





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