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Jul 19, 2018 06:22 PM
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Grassland-Protection Rules Flouted, Investigation Finds

Yaks graze on the Qiangtang grassland in the Tibet autonomous region. Photo: VCG
Yaks graze on the Qiangtang grassland in the Tibet autonomous region. Photo: VCG

Authorities in China said they have uncovered thousands of violations of rules meant to protect the country’s grassland, and that many of the cases may result in criminal charges.

China’s National Forestry and Grassland Administration reported some 82,000 violations from 2013 to 2017, of which 2,400 are being handled by judicial authorities for potential charges.

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