In the Monolian steppe, almost 50 million sheep and goats graze the grass to its roots. A new system is aimed at managing use sustainably so vegetation has time to recover.
Mongolian herders are being advised to let the grass grow under the feet of their hungry animals, which are having a devastating impact on the land.
Harsh winters and dry summers are threatening the livelihoods of Mongolia's nomadic herders. Some are banding together to safeguard their herds - and communities - from the extreme conditions.
Resembling arid lunar landscapes, the ancient Willandra Lakes Region was once abundant in life and water. Now dried up, the lakes have yielded fascinating glimpses into Ice Age life, and still host a variety of animals.
The African Development Bank has proposed developing the continent's 400 million hectares of cultivatable savanna lands, but guest writers Sam Dindi and Esther Ngumbi explain the potential environmental impact.
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