LONDON, May 11, Xinhua -- Of the 390,900 plant species on Earth, 21 percent of them are at risk of extinction, according to a report published Tuesday by Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The report listed the biggest threat to plant species as destruction of habitats for farming, with deforestation for timber, and construction of buildings and infrastructure coming in second and third.

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CHENGDE, April 28, Xinhua -- Macaques constitute a genus of Old World monkeys of the subfamily Cercopithecinae. The 23 species of macaques are widespread over Earth (Wiki).

thumb Forestry Science  Education - 4.29 Macaques play in N Chinas Hebei

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KUNMING, March 28,Xinhua -- A rare Assam macaque has been returned to and is now living in a nature reserve in Yunnan Province after being kept as a pet for 14 years, the local nature reserve bureau said on Monday.

On Wednesday, the bureau received a call from a villager saying that he wanted to free a monkey he raised. "We went to his home and found an Assam macaque, a protected animal, but the villager did not seem to be aware of that," said Wang Xinwen, a member of bureau staff.

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BEIJING, March 23, -- China has worked out a greener economic development blueprint for the years up to 2020. Investors and businesses in China and the European Union should keep this bigger picture in mind when they look for new opportunities that the ongoing annual sessions of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee, China's top advisory body, and the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, may throw up.

thumb Forestry Science  Education - 3.24 Opportunities for all as China pursues eco-friendly growth

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SHANGHAI,March 2 -- The 2nd Shanghai Citizen’s Arbor Day opened on March 12, 2016, which will last till the end of October.

thumb FYG - Forestry Science  Education - 3.12 The 2nd Shanghai Citizens Arbor Day opens1

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