BEIJING, August 22 -- China owns the largest area of grassland in the world, which stands 12% of the total global grassland area, followed by Australia, the United States and Brazil.

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BEIJING, August 23 -- Aiming to demonstrate China's efforts in preserving the vulnerable species and promote the global influence of giant panda culture, the First Giant Panda International Culture Week themed ‘Sharing Panda Culture with the World’ will be held in Beijing during August 23-26, 2018.

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KUNMING, August 15 -- The International Symposium on National Park was held during August 14-15, 2018 in Kunming, capital city of Southeast China’s Yunnan Province. This is the first international symposium since the institutional reform and inauguration of National Forestry and Grassland Administration and National Park Administration of China.

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BEIJING, August 13 -- Tan Guangming, chief leader of National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China met with Kizo Hisamoto, Mayor of Kobe City, Japan in Beijing on August 9, 2018. The bilateral parts exchanged views on the topics of cooperation on giant panda research, wildlife protection, national park development and invasive pest control.

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ITALY, July 16 -- The 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week was held in Italy during 16-20 July 2018.

Themed with Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals – from aspiration to action, the main topic for the Session is centered on the contributions that forests can make to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the Session, The State of the World’s Forests was issued.

Through various sessions Chinese delegation participated in, the delegation mainly conveyed the concept of integrated management of the Landscape, Forest land, Lakes and Grass as a Community of Shared Life in China, reiterated the firm ground of China in response to climate change and implementation of Paris Agreement, restated the promise of increasing China's forest stock by 4.5 billion cubic meters by 2030 compared with 2005, and reaffirmed China’s high attention to implement SDGs and introduced the specific measures.

Members of the delegation from China also attended the Session of Improving governance for reducing deforestation and forest degradation –Collaboration between REDD+and FLEGT initiatives, and introduced the actions and experience of China in combating with climate change and implementing the Paris Agreement.

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