Faculty of Philosophy’s Social Practice Team went to Minqin (Gansu) to Investigate the Status of Desertification and Control Measures

Faculty of Philosophy’s social practice team went to Minqin (Wuwei Country, Gansu Province) to conduct the social practice activity titled “Research on Desertification Control in Minqin”. The team members visited the area and learned about desertification control: they got to know everything about how to prevent and control desertification.

During the activity, the team members were supported by Minqin’s Youth League Committee, Water Affairs Bureau, and Forestry Bureau. The participants visited Tenger Desert, Hongyashan Reservoir, Qingtu Lake, Desertification Prevention and Control Museum, and some farms. Therefore, they learned about the achievements made in desertification control in Minqin, experiencing the environment of that area. Moreover, they also discovered the efforts made by Minqin Government and citizens to control this difficult problem.

The social practice team will write a report on the results of the activity using data and materials collected during the investigation, and comparing desertification control and conditions in Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia.

Minqin is located in Gansu Province, bordering in the north, east, and southeast on the Alashan League of Inner Mongolia. It is one of the four places in China affected by sandstorms. The area is surrounded by Badain Jaran Desert and Tengger Desert, the third and fourth biggest Chinese deserts: the 89.8% of the total area is desert. It is one of the most important places for China’s desertification control and prevention. Because of its special environment, the area is included into the National Key Ecological Area “Two Screens, Three Zones”—a special area for the control of desertification in the north of China. 

Source: Nankai News

Translated by Kong Yankun

Proofread  by Letizia Vallini

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