BEIJING, November 16, Chinadaily -- China owned 2,750 natural reserves across the country at the end of September 2019, data from the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) showed.

key program 11.21 China owns 2750 natural reserves

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BEIJING, November 15 -- There are 28 new cities added to the list of National Forest Cities, which makes the total number of National Forest Cities to 194. China has been keen on the development of forest city for 15 years and made great achievements. And currently there are nearly 400 cities involved in the National Forest City construction process.

The construction of National Forest Cities should adopt a holistic approach to conserving our mountains, rivers, forests, farmlands, lakes, and grassland, aiming at building a beautiful China and meeting people’s needs for decent life, improving ecological function and quantity of forests, said Zhang Jianlong, Administrator of National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.

FYG Key program 11.15 China adds 28 new National forest cities

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BEIJING, November 4, China daily -- China has established more than 11,800 protected areas covering 18 percent of its land area and 4.6 percent of its sea area, aiming to build the world's most expansive mechanism for the management of protected areas by 2025, authorities revealed on Wednesday.

Under the plan for the new mechanism, the country's protected areas are divided into three categories - national parks, nature parks and nature protected areas, according to Li Chunliang, deputy head of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.

Ten pilot programs at national parks, representing China's most typical natural systems, will conclude by the end of 2020. The pilot parks include Giant Panda National Park, Three-River-Source National Park, and Northeast Tiger and Leopard National Park.

Key program 11.4 Nation aims to expand protected area management

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HOHHOT, October 16, China daily -- North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region has stepped up efforts to enhance grassland protection, with the average vegetation coverage of its pastures rising to 44 percent in 2018 from 30 percent in 2000.

Key program 10.23 Inner Mongolia sees rising vegetation coverage of grasslands

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GUANGXI, October 10 -- The forest plantation area in Guangxi Province ranks top in China, covering 8.53 million hectares. In recent years, the forest species structure has been adjusted in major ecological areas, the ratio of local tree species, high-value tree species and economic tree species is over 60%, in which, the proportion of the mentioned species in key ecological projects increases from 10% to 80%. The province also performs best in stony desertification control among the eight stony desertification provinces and regions in China.

FYG Key program 10.21 Both forest quality and quantity highly improved in Guangxi

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