English Translation by Enhebatu Togochog
[ Xinhua News Inner Mongolia Channel, December
3, 2002 ] Recently, the Autonomous Regionís officials have
indicated that within 6 years, the region will invest over 100
million Yuan to displace 650,000 ecological immigrants in
order to completely recover the damage of fragile eco-system
caused by human-animal impacts and get rid of poverty of the
immigrants as soon as possible.
Over the past decade, due to the severe drought
and over-grazing, Inner Mongolian grassland eco-system has
been seriously damaged, and many herdersí native lands became
water-shortage and grass-shortage areas. In recent years, the
Chinese government has implemented a large-scale ecological
immigration project, resettling the herders to the areas with
better environmental condition. In recent 3 years, over 30,000
people have successfully been displaced.