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GUIZHOU, June 18, 2014 – Guizhou gives top priority to containing stony desertification, which is the severest ecological issue facing its economy and society. With karst areas representing 61.92% of the province’s total area, Guizhou is among the most typical karst regions in the world, and a province with the widest and most diversified stony desertification that causes the severest damage at home. The provincial department of forestry reports that stony desertification areas cover 3.02 million hectares that make up 17.16% of the provincial total.

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Shanxi, June 17 – With green passageways, vast expanses of forests and interwoven farmland, the 300,000 mu afforestation project site located in Jinshatan, Huairen County, Datong resembles a beautiful picture. Shanxi has effectively contained land sandification, with the severe sandified land in the project area decreasing by 44%, according to news from Shanxi Provincial Department of Forestry released on June 13.

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BEIJING, May 15, 2014 - Formerly described as part of the windy and sandy desert by Zhu Kezhen in his article “Marching to the Desert”, Heilin Village, Yingshuiqiao Town, Zhongwei City, Ningxia Province has turned into a green place full of lush fruit trees now.

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BEIJING, May 14 - Zhao Shucong, administrator of State Forestry Administration met with Shi Guangyin, hero of desertification control in Beijing on May 14.

5.15 Zhao Shucong meets hero of desertification control

Zhao Shucong (L) meets with Shi Guangyin (R).(Cai Hong)

By Xin Shuyu

Source:http://www.forestry.gov.cn/portal/main/s/69/content-677383.html

BEIJING, November 15, 2013 – After six years of comprehensive treatment of stony desertification, China’s stony desertification land in the karst areas has decreased by 9,000 sq km, realizing a significant change from continued increases to net decreases in the stony desertification area for the first time, said Du Ying, Deputy Director of the NDRC on November 14, 2013.

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