Message by Ambassador Kwon
Future Forest website
Keep Northeast Asia green: the Northeast Asian Forest Forum

Google Maps, Location of Kubuqi Dalatuqi, same,

C. Gelken, Kubuqi Desert : Future Forest and the Great Green Wall, Ridealist Aug. 31 2009
Future Forest 2009 6 9, International Symposium for the 15th Anniversary of the World Day to Combat Desertification, ppt
Youtube 1.22 min. Future Forest Kubuqi Desert Project
T. Smith, How Korean organisations combat desertification in Inner Mongolia, 30 Apr 2012 RTCC

Difficult to find information beyond the level of advertising the project.
Kubuqi desert located to the North of China's Loess Plateau, which itself is the site of a massive afforestation project.
Watch video : "Lessons of the Loess Plateau"

Potential Problems : Conflict with herd owners over grazing land; ex. Inner Mongolia: Herders Sentenced In Land Grab Case, Jan. 7 2014 UNPO
Potential Problems : Forest Fire

FAO, Global Forest Fire Assessment 1990-2000 : 3.4 Middle East, Central and East Asia Sub-Region
Most striking is the increase of human-caused wildfires in the steppe and forest ecosystems of Mongolia and China (Inner Mongolia). The political and socio-economic changes in Mongolia during the 1990's are the major reasons for a dramatic increase in wildfire occurrence in the country (Ing 1999).

Potential Problems : Interference in the habitat of rare species

Tree monoculture - vulnerability to certain insects, to diseases

ChinaMaps, China Land Cover Map (Vegetation Zones)
=> temperate steppe zone; area not classified as desert.
Wikipedia article : Mongolian-Manchurian Grassland, Wikipedia
Encyclopedia of Earth, Mongolian-Manchurian Grassland
Wikipedia Article : Ordos Desert
National Geographic, Ordos Plateau Steppe IA WM
Global Species : Ordos Plateau Steppe
Jia Jiong, Rangeland degradation in Ordos Plateau, its nature and assessment, RALA Report no.200
ch.9 : Ordos Plateau of China, in : J.X. Kasperson et al., Regions at risk: comparisons of threatened environments , United Nations University 1995
J. Zhang et al., Human induced dryland degradation in Ordos Plateau, China, revealed by multilevel statistical modeling of normalized difference vegetation index and rainfall time-series J Arid Land (2014) 6(2): pp.219-229
M.L. Zhao, Grassland Resource and its Situation in Inner Mongolia, China Bull.Facul.Agric.Niigata Univ., 58(2) pp.129-132, 2006
Biome Explorers, Mongolian Calcareous Habitats

Unknown Factors

Average Monthly Weather Data, Hohhot, Wonju, Weatherbase