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CHANGSHA, November 21 - The national conference on forestry pest control was convened on 21 November 2014 in Changsha, Hunan Province.

11.22 National conference on forestry pest control

XINING, Jan. 27, Xinhua - China plans to build a national park in the Sanjiangyuan region, the cradle of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang rivers in northwest China's Qinghai Province.

A guideline for the park has been completed by a design institute under the State Forestry Administration, Wang Enguang, chief engineer with Qinghai's forestry department, told Xinhua on Tuesday.

The park will cover more than 30,000 square kilometers, including the rivers' sources in Madoi, Zhidoi and Zadoi counties. If the plan is given the green light, construction can begin as early as the end of this year.

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Jing’an County, located in northwestern Jiangxi Province, is one of the important forest counties in South China. The country has a land area of 1,377.49 square kilometers, including 1,170 square kilometers of forest land, which accounts for 85% of the total land in the county. Per capita forest area is 0.83 hectare. The living wood growing stock of the county is 6.268 million cubic meters and its living bamboo growing stock is 36.189 million pieces of bamboo. The forest coverage rate is 82.8%, ranking among the top in the province. Within the administrative area of the county, there are rich wild flora and fauna resources, including more than 3,000 species of flora and about 300 species of wildlife. Of the plant species, more than 150 are precious and rare plant species and 27 species are under Grade I and Grade II national protection. And of about 300 species of wildlife, 31 species are under Grade I and Grade II national protection.

Jingan County

Source: http://jax.forestry.gov.cn/

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Xiaolongshan Forestry Experimental Bureau

Photo source: http://www.gsly.gov.cn/content/2013-08/12870.html

The forestry experimental bureau aims at protecting natural forest resources, enhancing the environmental functions of forests, improving the management and assessment models of natural forests and achieving sustainable social and economic development in the forest zone. The bureau mainly engages in the cultivation of forests and forest resources, attaches great to the expansion of afforested areas, implements overall protection of forest resources and helps promote forest ecosystem construction. The bureau applies a model of categorized management system guided by science and technology and through combining research and forest cultivation. The bureau explores ways to improve forest quality and to increase forest resources and forest coverage rate, and explores roads for the development of State-owned forest farms while improving the ecological system. It is responsible for the planning and design of forest resources in the region and the prevention and control of forest diseases and pests. It performs of the functions of managing and protecting the forest land and forest resources, and flora and fauna resources in the zone, as well as performs the functions of preventing and fighting forest fires.

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The Wangqing Forestry Bureau in Jilin province was established in 1947, and is one of the earliest six large state-owned forest enterprises in Jilin province. In the area of the forestry bureau, the forest coverage rate is as high as 96%. The bureau gives equal importance to forest cultivation and felling and aims to develop a sustainable forest industry. At present, the bureau has developed a forest system integrating forest cultivation, timber production, forest-related industries and construction. The bureau has more than 20 series of products, including log, board, flooring, medium-density fiberboard, adhesives, edible fungi, wild vegetables, pine seeds and medicinal herbs. The enterprise has passed the ISO9001 quality certification and ISO14000 environmental certification. The area of this forest bureau is 304,000 hectares, with abundant plant species and mineral resources. The bureau has been named by the State Forestry Administration as a national model forest enterprise for sustainable operation. The bureau has also been included in the protection zone for Siberia tigers and Amur leopards by the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Wangqing Forestry Bureau

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