CHENGDU, August 8, Xinhua -- An survey to determine if wild giant pandas are at risk from epidemic diseases began earlier this month in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

Researchers will collect samples of droppings and hair across ten nature reserves in the province, said Wang Fei, a wild animal epidemic prevention official with Sichuan Forestry Administration.

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JILIN, August 2, China Daily -- In the forests of the Wangqing National Nature Reserve, in Jilin province, one of China's most important breeding grounds for two rare species of wild animals, rangers are constantly on the move doing everything they can to make sure the denizens live in a safe and comfortable environment.

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GUIYANG, August 1, China Daily -- The rare Asian emerald cuckoo was photographed at Changpoling National Forest Park in Guiyang on July 28.

“Seeing its verdant wings and radiant brass-like chest, I thought the bird was a new species,” said Li Yi, a worker from the park who first spotted the bird.

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SHANDONG, July 26, China daily -- A group of birds photographed at the Xiao Haier Kou wetland park in the coastal city of Haiyang were identified as reed parrotbills by the city's forestry department.

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A reed parrotbill at the Xiao Haier Kou wetland park in Haiyang city. [Photo from]

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BEIJING, July 20 – According to Beijing Municipal Bureau of Landscape and Forestry, 11.37 million mu public welfare forests will be insured against all risks in Beijing after two-year’s trial. The insurance is 1200 Yuan per mu, and the term for the insurance is one year. The compensation payment will be managed by special account, and be used for regeneration and reforestation on disaster-affected forestland.

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