BEIJING, February 15 -- The term of Forest Town was first raised by National Forestry and Grassland Administration in 2017, which is to promote the transformation of forestry development model from using forests to obtain economic benefits via providing ecological services and protecting forests.

Provinces in China set periodical goals to develop forest towns. Both He’nan province and Sichuan province are to establish 100 provincial forest towns by 2027 and 2020 respectively, while in Guangdong province, it plans to develop 50 new forest towns within 2 years, and brings the total number of forest towns to 200 by 2050.

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HAINAN, February 11 -- 1/7 land area in China’s Hainan Province was planned to be pilot rainforest national park.The pilot plan was passed formally in January 23, 2019.

Tropical rainforest in Hainan province is most concentrated and well-preserved in China. The establishment of the pilot area aims to protect ecology through unified and efficient management mechanism with clear ownership, right and responsibility, as well as effective monitoring system.

The pilot area is in mountainous area situated in the middle of Hainan Island, with a total area of 4400km2, accounting 1/7 of the total land area in Hainan Province, including 9 cities and counties, 5 National Nature Reserves, 3 Provincial Nature Reserves, 4 National Forest Parks, 6 Provincial Forest Parks and State-owned Forest Farms.

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BEIJING, January 23 -- China launched the compilation work of Desert of China on January 19, 2019. The milestone initiative organized by National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China and implemented by Chinese Academy of Forestry, fills a major gap for the desert research at home and abroad, which is expected to be completed by 2020.

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BEIJING, January 30 -- After 60 years’ development, remarkable achievements and improvement in nature protected area have been made in China. In 2018 only, the top 10 events for nature protected area are as follows:

No.1: Unify management for China’s nature protected areas, and establish the management body of National Forestry and Grassland Administration;

No.2: Establish National Park Administration;

No.3: Conduct investigation of national nature protected areas for the first time, which has been completed in all provinces in China by the end of 2018;

No.4: Guizhou's FanJing Mountain has been added in the World Heritage List successfully, which uplifts China’s total number of world heritage to 53, making China rank No.1 in the world;

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NEW YORK, January 16, Xinhua -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that the United Nations needs to speed up efforts in fighting climate change, achieving toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and harnessing the benefits of new technologies.
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