China’s rapid development often obscures the fact that there is much to be optimistic about when it comes to nature in this ecologically diverse country. With most landscapes equally divided between the could reach half and could recover categories, the reality for China is that nature can still reach half.
Realizing the essential benefits conferred by high quality nature, and the high ecological cost of rapid development, China is implementing bold new policies for the protection of its natural heritage. China’s new policy of Eco-Civilization is transforming the way China thinks about nature, and China is bringing greater consideration to wildlife and wild places as it evolves this national development paradigm.
Ecologically intact & protected landscapes comprise 50% or more of this country.
Intact landscapes lacking protected status comprise 50% or more of this country.
Between 20-40% of landscapes are still ecologically intact.
Less than 20% of the natural ecology of this area is intact.
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The stunning geology of Wulingyuan, with sandstone pillars stretching 200 meters into the sky, earned it a spot in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1992.
This colorful valley is home to human communities along with the endangered giant panda and snub-nosed monkey.
This protected area is important in Chinese folklore and has been the inspiration for numerous traditional paintings.