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CHONGQING, July 25, Xinhua - China has become one of the countries hardest hit by invasive species, threatening its biodiversity and agricultural production, authorities said on Friday.

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RUSSIA, July 23 – On 23July 2014 the Third Meeting on Forest Fire Prevention and Joint Protection along Sino-Russian border was held in Vladivostok, the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia.The main aim of the meeting is to implement the bilateral cooperative contents of forest fire prevention and joint protection, and to strengthen and improve bilateral cooperation. The meeting was co-hosted by Zhang Jianlong, vice administrator of State Forestry Administration of China and Zhi Lin, vice administrator of Russian Federal Forest Service.

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Zhang Jianlong(R) meets with Zhi Lin(L) in Vladivostok,Russia on July 23,2014.(Wang Yan)

Zhang Jianlong and Zhi Lin separately introduced the progress of the forest fire prevention and joint protection work since the last meeting, and exchanged opinions deeply on issues they are concerned with. Delegates from National Forest Pest and Disease Prevention Station representing China put forward eight detailed suggestions, including making clear the emergency channels on a national level, updating the contacts of joint protection stations at a grass-roots level as soon as possible, holding a temporary face-to-face meeting in the near future, setting regular meeting time of the national joint meeting, establishing provincial joint prevention system, reinforcing visit exchanging on technology aspects.

The bilateral parts reached recognitions on several important aspects, including coordinating authorities of foreign affairs and frontier defenses to join the emergency liaison net,and jointly launching fire extinguishing exercises.

By Xin Shuyu

Source:http://www.forestry.gov.cn/main/115/content-693624.html

VANCOUVER, July 16, Xinhua - Firefighters in Canada's west province of British Columbia were still busy on Wednesday putting out the wildfire which was fanned by hot and dry winds across the province although no casualty has been reported.

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, June 11, Xinhua - A raging forest fire triggered landmine explosions along the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border dividing Kashmir into India and Pakistan controlled parts, police said Wednesday.

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JINAN, May 29, Xinhua - More than 2,000 firefighters are struggling to contain a forest fire in east China's Shandong Province.

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