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Afforestation in Kubuqi desert by Korean Air

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Korean Air to carry out forestation in Kubuqi desert

(chinadaily.com.cn)

More than 65 employees from the South Korean flagship carrier Korean Air headed for the Kubuqi desert in China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region in October to carry out large-scale forestation.

Korean Air announced that it will plant 80,000 trees annually on 240,000 square meters of landin the Kubuqi desert during the next five years.

This year is the sixth consecutive year Korean Air is planting trees in the desert and signals the beginning of a second round of a program aimed at improving the environment of the area to curb further desertification.

 

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Willem Van Cotthem

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