Branching Out to Save the Mongolian Forestlands

grassland steppe of Mongolia

While the Mongolian landscape is dominated by the grassland steppe, what little forestland the country has is threatened by deforestation. (Photo credit: Ocean/Corbis)

You normally don’t think of forests when you think of Mongolia, a country known for its extensive grasslands. Forestland, however, accounts for about 8 percent of the Mongolian landscape. Unfortunately, this percentage is decreasing quickly, with potentially catastrophic consequences. [Read more…]