• A yak on the grasslands near to Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Desertification is increasing on the shores of Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water which lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A local Tibetan man near to Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Overgrazing by excessive numbers of sheep and cattle are helping fuel desertification near Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Desertification grips the shores of Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A bowl of yoghurt lies next to a Tibetan rug near Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake is China's largest inland body of water, lying at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A Tibetan girl near to Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A telegraph pole near to Qinghai Lake on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A telegraph pole near to Qinghai Lake on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Two locals repairing a fence on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A man sleeps on top of a hill on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A man sleeps near to Tibetan prayer flags on top of a hill on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Two men drink beer on a hillside on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A yak stands my the side of a mountain road on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Tibetan payer flags line the hills on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Local Tibetans near Qinghai Lake. Thousands of Tibetan nomads have been relocated to nearby towns in an attempt to reduce the ecological deterioration around Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water which lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • A horse viewed through the tent door of a local Tibetan home. Thousands of Tibetan nomads have been relocated to nearby towns in an attempt to reduce the ecological deterioration around Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water which lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Local Tibetan men near to sands dunes next to Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • The Xilamuren grasslands that dominate the north of the Inner Mongolian Inner Mongolian capital, Hohhot. The grasslands have increasingly come under threat in recent years as drought, climate change and desertification increase and degrade these once fertile lands. Overgrazing is also contributing the deterioration of this unique ecosystem.
  • The Xilamuren grasslands that dominate the north of the Inner Mongolian Inner Mongolian capital, Hohhot. The grasslands have increasingly come under threat in recent years as drought, climate change and desertification increase and degrade these once fertile lands. Overgrazing is also contributing the deterioration of this unique ecosystem.
  • The Xilamuren grasslands that dominate the north of the Inner Mongolian Inner Mongolian capital, Hohhot. The grasslands have increasingly come under threat in recent years as drought, climate change and desertification increase and degrade these once fertile lands. Overgrazing is also contributing the deterioration of this unique ecosystem.
  • A tourist dressed in traditional Mongolian dress sits outside of a yurt on the Xilamuren grasslands that dominate the north of the Inner Mongolian capital, Hohhot. The grasslands have increasingly come under threat in recent years as drought, climate change and desertification increase and degrade these once fertile lands. Overgrazing is also contributing the deterioration of this unique ecosystem.
  • A farmhouse on the Xilamuren grasslands that dominate the north of the Inner Mongolian capital, Hohhot. The grasslands have increasingly come under threat in recent years as drought, climate change and desertification increase and degrade these once fertile lands. Overgrazing is also contributing the deterioration of this unique ecosystem.
  • A farmer on his motorbike on the Xilamuren grasslands that dominate the north of the Inner Mongolian capital, Hohhot.
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