Voluntary environmental conservation efforts in Mongolia

Photo credit: The Korea Herald

Employees of Korean Air and Mongolian residents plant trees in the Baganuur Desert in Mongolia (Korean Air)

Korean Air employees help make Mongolia greener

By Park Han-na

Some 170 Korean Air employees flocked to a Mongolian desert to plant trees as part of voluntary environmental conservation efforts, the South Korean carrier said Thursday.

A total of 600 people, including Korean Air’s new employees, executives and Mongolian residents, participated in the activity in the Baganuur Desert from May 18-29.

Mongolia has suffered from the effects of climate change, with 76 percent of its land vulnerable to desertification, the damaging effects of which have spilled over to neighboring countries due to yellow sand blown by the wind.

Read the full article: The Korea Herald

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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