• China adds 200,000 hectares of wetland between 2016 and 2020

    China's wetlands increased by more than 200,000 hectares during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), with a wetland protection rate of above 50 percent, according to the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.

    During this period, the country has earmarked 9.9 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to carry out about 2,000 projects to protect wetlands, including ecological compensation mechanisms, restoring farmland into wetlands, and wetland protection and restoration projects.

  • Lhalu Wetland in SW China’s Tibet witnesses fruits of ecological restoration and protection efforts

    Lhalu Wetland National Nature Reserve in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has over 15,000 migratory birds that come to the area to live through the winter, more than twice the number of migratory birds in the place five years ago, thanks to years of unremitting efforts to restore and protect ecology in the locality.