In early autumn, the afforestation zone of Xiaobazi Village and Haizigou Village in Xiaobazi Town, Fengning Manzu Autonomous County, Hebei Province, is eyeful green, and 50-60cm high robust Chinese Pine (Pinus tabulaeformis) seedlings have been planted on the slopes. This is one of Beijing- Hebei Water Resources Protection Forest Construction Cooperation Projects as well as a miniature of national ecological civilization demonstration area co-constructed by Beijing and Tianjin governments.

In recent two years, in the context of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei collaborative development, Beijing, Tianjing and Hebei cooperate closely and deeply, take a lead in breaking through in ecological environment construction and build a “Green Great Wall” surrounding Beijing together. 

At present, the regional cooperation in ecological construction and joint control and protection has been basically formed. Based on the requirements of recently released Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Cooperative Development Planning Outline, Beijing, Tianjing and Hebei will conduct greening construction of more than 30 interchange traffic routes, Yongding River, Beiyun River, Chaobai River and Juma River to build a green ecological corridor, which is interconnected among these three regions. 


Figure 2 Plain afforestation area of Yanqing in Beijing 

In addition, three regions will take the collaborative promotion of building northwest ecological conservation area in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei as the focus, and continue to construct water resource protection forest across regions. Six counties surrounding Beijing shall attach more importance to greening construction. Cooperation mechanism and technology model of reconstructing degraded forests in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei shall be explored to build a large-scale ecological transition zone, a large-scale green plate and forest wetland groups in Beijing and Tianjin Protection Area.

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Figure 3 In August 2014, after Ninghe County in Tianjin City restored the wetland of Qilihai, and stretches of reeds attracts more than 180 varieties of birds to settle down here. The wetland serves as the Green Lung in Beijing and Tianjin.

Source: People s Daily 

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Figure 4 On May 16, 2015, a worker of Qigou Forest Farm, located in Pingquan County, Chengde City, Hebei Province, is spraying smoke to control pests at national key seed multiplication base for Pinus tabulaeformis.