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China adds 60 million hectares of forest


June 5th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China, in moves to fight climate change, has increased the total forest area to 195 million hectares from 134 million hectares in 1992 -- a net ... Read more...

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Hu wants plantation drives to support scientific development


April 4th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) President Hu Jintao has called for more efforts to promote voluntary tree-planting to provide ecological support to China's scientific development.Introduced in 1981, the campaign remains effective ... Read more...

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China restores 23,000 hectares of wetlands


January 24th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China will step up wetland protection and restoration efforts this year, having already restored 23,000 hectares of wetlands in 2011, the country's State Forestry Administration (SFA) ... Read more...

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China’s forestry output up 24 percent


December 30th, 2011 - 6:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) The Chinese forestry industry output rose by 24.1 percent year-on-year to 2.83 trillion yuan (about $448 billion), the government announced Thursday.China produced 165 million cubic meters ... Read more...

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China to plant 26 billion trees over next decade


December 14th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) China will plant around 26 billion trees over the next 10 years -- or two trees annually for every Chinese citizen -- to boost the country's ... Read more...

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China creates special hospital for pandas


May 5th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) China has started constructing the first ever hospital in the world for exclusive treatment of pandas, officials said.Construction for the new specialised centre for giant pandas ... Read more...

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China needs 300 years to win battle against desert


January 6th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Seeking to reclaim land swallowed by deserts, China has launched a massive "go green" campaign but says the country still needs 300 more years to win the battle ... Read more...

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‘It will take 300yrs to reclaim land swallowed by deserts in China’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): A senior official has said that despite the Chinese government's efforts to prevent desertification, it will take close to 300 years to reclaim the land that has ... Read more...

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China’s wild tigers face extinction in another 30 years


January 20th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned that China's wild tiger population has fallen to just 50 and faces extinction in another 30 years due to poaching and ... Read more...

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China’s approved sale of endangered animal products spells doom for Indian tigers


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing/Mumbai, Sep.3 (ANI): The world's dwindling population of tigers could be pushed closer to extinction after China approved the sale of products extracted from endangered animals.The latest document issued by the Chinese ... Read more...

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Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild


July 15th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that reintroduced Chinese alligators have started to multiply in the wild in China, which has given them a new chance for ... Read more...

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China to construct new panda breeding base in Sichuan


April 19th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Chengdu (China), Apr.19 (ANI): China has announced plans to construct a new breeding center for giant pandas around May to replace the former quake-leveled habitat in southwestern Sichuan Province.Xinhua, the official ... Read more...

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Giant pandas face food scarcity due to quake damaged bamboo forests in China


June 24th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): The devastating earthquake in China has not only given a blow to men in the quake-hit region, but has also taken a toll on the pandas ... Read more...

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Chinas major panda habitat severely damaged by May 12 quake


June 13th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Chinas major giant panda habitat, home to about 1,400 of the wild bears, suffered great damage in the recent earthquake, according to a senior official from ... Read more...

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Man’s best friend to turn saviour of endangered giant pandas in China (Re-issue)


December 28th, 2007 - 12:24 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, December 28 (ANI): While a dog is said to be mans best friend, it may soon turn a saviour of endangered giant pandas also, says an expert.Zhang Hemin, chief ... Read more...

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Man’s best friend to turn saviour of endangered giant pandas in China


December 27th, 2007 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, December 27 (ANI): While a dog is said to be mans best friend, it may soon turn a saviour of endangered giant pandas also, says an expert.Zhang Hemin, chief ... Read more...

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Pictures of South China Tiger declared fakes


December 4th, 2007 - 3:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec.4 (ANI): Chinese photographers have described digital pictures of the rare South China tiger as fakes. According to the official Xinhua news agency and The China Daily, a team of photographic ... Read more...

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