The National Forestry and Grassland Administration Friday released a bulletin showcasing advances in the forestry sector in 2020 to mark China's Tree-Planting Day.
The following are some figures about China's land greening in 2020:
Afforestation: 6.77 million hectares of forests were created in China last year.
Natural forests: As of 2020, China basically achieved its goal of bringing all of the natural forests under protection.
Anti-desertification: 2.096 million hectares of land was saved from desertification last year.
Grasslands: 2.83 million hectares of grasslands were improved through grass planting last year.
Wetlands: China registered 29 new major wetlands last year.
National park system: The country is setting up a national park system to protect ecosystems and endangered animals. Accordingly, it has piloted 10 national parks, including one for giant pandas.
Fewer forest fires: There were 1,153 forest fires last year, down 50.8 percent from 2019, and 13 grassland fires, down 71.1 percent.