With desertification, drought and a booming mining industry, Mongolians are leaving the traditional life of herding. Herdsman Bat-Erdene Badam says he will be the last in his family to tend livestock.
How is globalization changing the traditional pastoral society of Mongolia? As China's industrial production was ballooned, their need for mineral resources has need towards more mining jobs in Mongolia. For more information and pictures on this topic, see: http://www.npr.org/series/152995168/mongolia-booms