BEIJING, December 25 -- According to the Secretariat of Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 3 new wetlands were added into the Wetland of International Importance in China recently, which are located in China’s Anhui province, Guangdong province and Gansu province. The total number of wetland of International importance in China has reached 49 till now.


By Xin Shuyu

BEIJING, December 21, Xinhua -- The forest coverage rate in Beijing's plain area has climbed to 25 percent from 14.8 percent in 2011, the city's forestry department said.

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TAICANG, December 14, Chinadaily -- Phoebe zhennan, a rare tree species under second-grade protection in China, was introduced to a small village in Taicang in April.

Xinhai village in Huangjing town planted 100 Phoebe zhennan saplings, including Phoebe sheareri (Hemsl.) Gamble, in early 2015. So far, the plants are growing well.

Xinhai is the only village to cultivate Phoebe zhennan in Taicang. The trees are endemic in China's Guizhou, Hubei and Sichuan provinces. Zhennan is their Chinese name.

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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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