Chinese region of Xinjiang to ban tourists to glaciers

Chinese region of Xinjiang to ban tourists to glaciers

Tourists have been forbidden from entering glaciers in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. “Glacier tourism brought in revenue of less than one billion yuan (152 million US dollars) over the past dozen years, but the loss from shrinking glaciers is incalculable,” said Li Jidong from the regional tourism administration.

Statistics showed the temperature of the region has risen 0.33 degrees Celsius to 0.39 degrees Celsius per decade over the past 50 years, almost three times the global average.

Read the full article: Xinjiang to ban tourists to glaciers | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

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