Photograph by Juliane Gregor from The Story of the Weeping Camel
The Gobi spans some half million square miles (1,295,000 sq km) but only a small fraction of that area is covered with sandy dunes. Much of the Gobi region is comprised of arid grasslandsvulnerable habitat that's losing ground to ever-expanding desert sands.
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