Ma­jor push to build pi­lot na­tional parks

Shanghai Daily - - FRONT PAGE -

CHINA will push for­ward the con­struc­tion of pi­lot na­tional parks and draw a gen­eral plan for the de­vel­op­ment of na­tional parks this year, ac­cord­ing to the coun­try’s forestry au­thor­i­ties.

China will also set stan­dards for build­ing na­tional parks, con­sol­i­date man­age­ment and op­er­a­tion of pi­lot parks and con­duct a com­pre­hen­sive as­sess­ment of the pi­lot parks, the Na­tional Forestry and Grass­land Ad­min­is­tra­tion said.

The con­struc­tion of 10 pi­lot na­tional parks made steady progress in 2018, the ad­min­is­tra­tion said in a state­ment.

The ad­min­is­tra­tions of the Gi­ant Panda and Qil­ian Moun­tains na­tional parks were in­au­gu­rated. The gen­eral plan for the North­east China Tiger and Leop­ard Na­tional Park was fin­ished, that for the Three­river Source Na­tional Park ap­proved, and the pro­posal for the Hainan Trop­i­cal Rain­for­est Na­tional Park has been sub­mit­ted for ap­proval, it added.

Mean­while, the coun­try es­tab­lished a re­search cen­ter for na­tional park plan­ning in south­west­ern Yun­nan Prov­ince last year to fa­cil­i­tate the pro­tec­tion of China’s na­ture re­serves.

This year, gen­eral plans for the Gi­ant Panda Na­tional Park and the Qil­ian Moun­tains Na­tional Park will be com­piled, and to­gether with that for the North­east China Tiger and Leop­ard Na­tional Park be sub­mit­ted for ap­proval.

The com­pi­la­tion of a gen­eral plan for the Hainan Trop­i­cal Rain­for­est Na­tional Park will be­gin this year.

The Na­tional Forestry and Grass­land Ad­min­is­tra­tion will draft reg­u­la­tions for the man­age­ment of nat­u­ral re­sources and for pa­trols at na­tional parks this year, it said.

(Xin­hua)

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