BEIJING, December 12, Chinadaily -- China will make more efforts to halt degradation of biodiversity, an environmental protection official said on Wednesday.

The measures will include surveying and assessing biodiversity, a bigger monitoring network, improving in-situ and ex-situ conservation and increasing basic abilities, said Qiu Qiwen, deputy head of the Nature and Ecology Conservation Department with the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

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ANHUI, November 26 -- 2015 Forest City Construction Forum was held in Xuancheng city, Anhui Province on November 24, 2015.

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SHIJIAZHUANG, November 26, Xinhua -- More than 60,000 hectares of trees have been planted this year near Beijing to preserve water and protect the region's environment, local authorities said Thursday.

The trees have been planted in 47 counties and cities in Hebei Province near the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin, according to the provincial government.

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TIBET, November 23, Xinhua -- Lhalu wetland, situated at the northwest outskirts of Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region,with 3,600 meters altitude, is the highest natural wetland in China.

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CHANGSHA, November 13, Xinhua -- A taxus chinensis tree believed to be more than 1,300 years old has been found during an ancient tree census in central China's Hunan Province, local authorities said on Thursday.

The living tree is located in Shunhuangshan National Forest Park in Dong'an County in the city of Yongzhou. It has a height of 35 meters and a diameter of 2.2 meters, according to the county's forestry bureau.

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