The Great Wall of China may be one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, but did you know China has been building a Great Green Wall also since the past few decades? And so is Africa? New drone videos spill the beans.
Officially known as the Three-North Shelter Forest Program, the ambitious project started in 1978. Its aim? To hold back the growing Gobi Desert by planting millions of trees. When the program nears completion around 2050, its human-planted windbreaking forest strips are expected to measure 2,800 miles (4,500 km) in length.
Thanks to this anti-desertification …
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