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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ANHUI, January 11 -- The National Annual Meeting on Forestry and Grassland was held in Hefei City, Anhui Province. Zhang Jianlong, Administrator of National Forestry and Grassland Administration, and other leading members attended the meeting.This is the first time the Administration held such a large-scale and fruitful meeting after the institutional reform.

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BEIJING, January 10 -- Peng Youdong, Deputy Administrator of National Forestry and Grassland of China met with Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary of Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Beijing on January 10, 2019. Ms. Jaana Husu-Kallio showed great appreciation that China gave a pair of Giant Pandas for cooperative research to Finland. They both think that forestry cooperation between each other has made great accomplishment. Ms. Jaana Husu-Kallio hope hopes to strengthen and broaden cooperation and exchanges in the future. They also exchanged views on issues they both concerned with, including forest product trade, demonstration of sustainable forest management, Intentional Year of Plant Health, United Nations Forest Forum and National Parks Management.

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BEIJING, January 4, Xinhua -- Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng Friday urged reform and innovation in developing the nation's forestry and grassland sectors in an effort to build a better ecological environment.

Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, paid an inspection tour to the National Forestry and Grassland Administration Friday, focusing on the afforestation, protection, restoration, and management of ecological forests and grasslands.

He called for reform and innovation in protecting forestry and grasslands for high-quality development. Protection and management of nature reserves must be strengthened, and efforts must be made to ensure the success of the pilot program of national parks, he said.

Protection and management of forestry and grasslands should be conducted based on law, he noted.

He also underlined the importance of cultivating professional and devoted human resources.

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