China’s ecological conservation and restoration efforts are paying off

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China’s unremitting ecological conservation and restoration efforts have been rewarded with pristine waters and lush mountains. 

Jiuzhaigou, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, has risen from the rubble after years of eco-based restoration following a magnitude-7.0 quake in August 2017. More than 270,000 trees have been planted over the past three years, and 172 hectares of ecological habitat have been restored. Autumn is the peak season for sightseeing at Jiuzhaigou. Hordes of tourists are immersed in the lush forests, spectacular waterfalls and serene plateau lakes here during the week-long National Day holiday that started on October 1.

Shennongjia in central China’s Hubei Province, one of the country’s three major biodiversity hubs, was listed as a World Heritage site in 2016. Its primary forest provides shelter for many rare fauna. To protect its biodiversity, the Shennongjia National Park Administration Office was established in November 2016 to implement the most stringent regulations in the nation’s history.

The Changbai Mountains rise along northeast China’s border with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The range boasts eastern Eurasia’s highest peak, towering 2,750 meters above sea level. At progressively higher elevations, wide varieties of vegetation can be observed within the massive, well-preserved, old-growth forests.

The Saihanba mechanized forest farm in north China’s Hebei Province is the world’s largest artificial planting site. It has been transformed from barren wilderness to a much sought-after scenic spot covered in lush vegetation through the extraordinary efforts of three generations of tree planters over the past six decades.

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Source: CGTN, 3 October 2021