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A Nomad in the Epoch of Globalization

... this alarming situation is caused by higher prices on cashmere, goat’s down, which resulted in a sharp increase in the number of goats in the Gobi desert, Inner Mongolia. To compare: the territory of Inner Mongolia is 500,000 km2 smaller than the territory of the Republic of Mongolia whilst the population of Inner Mongolia is ten times greater and the number of cattle heads is three times larger than in the Republic of Mongolia. Today, this “stock” of 90 million heads poses a serious threat for half-desert pastures. Goats have smaller teeth and sharper hooves than sheep, for example, and they are not hard ...

Modified: 25.04.2007
Mongolia , Inner Mongolia , Mongolia's population , economy , cattle , territory
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