The rangelands of China and Mongolia encompass diverse landscapes of global environmental and cultural significance. Pastoralists in these two nations share much common history and tradition, including their nomadic heritage and twin eras of collectivized production under different centrally planned socialist regimes. This unique collection of case studies describes the change, loss, re-emergence and resilience of seven herder communities located in distinct socio-ecological settings ranging from the Gobi desert of Mongolia to the Tibetan Plateau regions of China's Sichuan and Gansu Provinces. Useful for policy makers within international development and conservation policy, this book is also of interest for researchers and students of rural economics and agriculture.
'In general, this book is an informative and resourceful book on rangeland management in Inner Asia. It provides readers with a vivid picture of the environmental, social and political changes and challenges that pastoral societies face in different regions.' – Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 2012, 3:1