Property rights and grassland degradation: a study of the Xilingol pasture, Inner Mongolia, China.

  title={Property rights and grassland degradation: a study of the Xilingol pasture, Inner Mongolia, China.},
  author={Wen Jun Li and Saleem H. Ali and Qian Zhang},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  volume={85 2},
The semi-private property rights arrangement called the Household Production Responsibility System (HPRS) was started in the early 1980s in Xilingol pasture of Inner Mongolia (China), and stimulated the development of stockbreeding. The grassland has been degrading severely with increasing numbers of livestock. Based on a historical review of property rights regimes in Inner Mongolia and empirical surveys in Xilingol pasture during 2001-2003, this paper assesses the implementation of HPRS and… CONTINUE READING
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