Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / China / Environment

China's progress in ecological restoration

By Li Hongyang | | Updated: 2023-12-12 11:55
Share - WeChat
Aerial photo taken on Aug 23, 2021 shows the scenery of Saihanba forest farm in North China's Hebei province. [Photo/Xinhua]

China has made progress in environmental conservation and restoration, said the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Over the years, the country has implemented an integrated approach to protect and restore mountains, rivers, forests, fields, lakes, grasslands and deserts, with a total area of 5.3 million hectares treated.

During the first National Forum on Natural Resources and Ecological Civilization held in Anji county, Zhejiang province on Dec 4, Wang Guanghua, minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources, highlighted the importance of national land use planning.

China aims to develop a new pattern of balanced and high-quality land development and protection. This includes the identifying of 124.3 million hectares of arable land and outlining conservation red lines covering 3.19 million square kilometers of land and sea.

The ministry said China has planted trees on 72 million hectares of land with the forest coverage rate has increasing to 24.02 percent from 12 percent since the 1980s. Both desertification and sandy land have been reduced. China's efforts in ecological restoration contribute to one-fourth of the world's newly added green areas.

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349