Mongolia plants 41.5 million trees since 2021

Mongolia has planted 41.5 million trees across the country since the launch of its national tree-planting campaign “Billion Trees” in 2021.

In October 2021, Mongolia launched the nationwide tree-planting campaign as the country’s President U.Khurelsukh told the United Nations General Assembly that the campaign aims to plant at least a billion trees by 2030 to combat desertification.

Desertification related to climate change has been the main factor behind the increasing frequency of yellow dust storms in Mongolia in recent years, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism said.

Desertification and land degradation have already affected 77 percent of Mongolia’s total territory, and 11.89 percent of that is now covered by forests

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