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Main achievements of implementing the 12th Five-year Plan

Chinese government had allocated RMB1.2 billion yuan within the central budget and carried out nearly 200 projects since the 12th Five-year Plan, including 960 million invested in more than 160 forestry wetland protection projects. The implementation of the projects strengthened the grassroots conservation facilities and equipment and improved the management capacity of the protection, with a number of important wetlands being rescued, wetland ecological conditions of project area getting improved significantly, and wetland restoration area up to 80, 000 hectares. Projects led to the local economic and social development constantly, and people's livelihood had been significantly improved. Main thoughts of implementing the 13th Five-year Plan are to expand the wetland area, enhance the ecological functions of wetlands, maintain biodiversity, and improve China's wetland conservation and management ability, by taking the ecological restoration of degraded wetlands as the focus and the wetland protection system construction as the fundamental, to further enhance the protection of wetland ecosystem and provide better ecological conditions for safeguarding the health of China’s wetland ecological system, promoting China's sustainable economic and social development, and building a beautiful China and realizing the Chinese dream of great national rejuvenation.

Wetland Protection Projects

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Figure 1 Management office of the East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve

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Figure 2 Patrol boats equipped for the East Dongting Lake National Nature Reserve

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Figure 3 Publicity and education facilities of Anbang River National Wetland Park, Heilongjiang Province 

Wetland restoration projects

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Figure 4& Figure 5 Wetland conservation and restoration project of Maoweihai Mangrove Reserve in Guangxi, exploring the artificial restoration of mangroves(Source: www.china-mangrove.org)

Sustainable utilization demonstration projects

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Figure 6 Eco-aquaculure in wetland

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Figure 7 Eco-tourism in wetland

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Figure 8 Bird watching in wetland

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