• Parched farmland in an area of severe drought. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Parched farmland in an area of severe drought. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Tourists stand next to a reservoir that supplies drinking water to the nearby capital Beijing, in Hebei Province, China. The level of the reservoir has dropped dramatically in recent years according to local residents. A nationwide drought has gripped the country in recent months and years. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years.
  • A horse walks across a desert in Hebei Province, China. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years.
  • Tourists climbing sand dunes encroaching on farmland near the tourist attraction of Ming Sha Shan. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Sand dunes near the tourist attraction Ming Sha Shan. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Aerial view of sand encroaching upon local farmland. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • A local farmer in the area of the tourist attraction of Ming Sha Shan. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Abandoned artifacts lie in the encroaching sand. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Tourists at the tourist attraction Ming Sha Shan. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • A farmer on his land which is suffering as a result of lack of water in Hebei Province, China. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years.
  • Local farmers, employed by the army, water tree samplings planted in the land separating the desert and farmland in an effort to stabilise the land to encourage further vegetation growth in Hebei Province, China. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years.
  • A worker waits whilst water is pumped through pipes to water dry farmland in Hebei Province, China. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years.
  • Farmers working on their dry farmland in Hebei Province, China. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years.
  • A camel walks in front of felled trees on a road near the tourist attraction Ming Sha Shan. Deforestation is the main cause of desertification as it destabilises soils. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Tourists climbing sand dunes at the tourist attraction of Ming Sha Shan. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Sand dunes near the tourist attraction Ming Sha Shan. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Abandoned artefacts lie in the encroaching sand. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Abandoned artefacts lie in the encroaching sand. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Aerial view of sand encroaching upon local farmland. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • A worker mixing cement to lay down next to a road. Developments are putting added demands on already pressured lands. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Sand dunes at the tourist attraction Ming Sha Shan. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Sheep graze at the side of a road. Overgrazing is a major contributing factor to desertification. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Drought at the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
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