(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Observations on deforestation and alpine turf destruction in the Central Wutai Mountains, Shanxi Province, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



Wutai Shan, a Buddhist pilgrimage site since the 5th century, has a long history of extensive deforestation and intensive land use. By the end of the 19th century, the mountains had become widely deforested. Radiocarbon dates on wood and charcoal fragments indicate a lowering of the timberline 2,000 to 3,000 years ago. Alpine meadow has slight damage from over-grazing, but author is concerned that more grazing and tourism will cause irreversible damage to it in the future. - (SLD)


Article of periodic

published at : Mountain research and development / ISSN 0276-4741

Editor : United Nations University, Tokyo - JAPON (1981)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 19, no1 [pp. 31-40]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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