China News Service, Guangzhou, March 5 (Cheng Jingwei Linyin) According to news from the Guangdong Provincial Forestry Bureau on the 5th, Guangdong recently officially issued the "Notice on Further Strengthening the Protection and Management of Wild Plants" (hereinafter referred to as the "Notice"), clarifying the need to deepen The forestry, agriculture and rural areas, construction, Internet information, public security, market supervision and other departments collaborate to use greater joint efforts to crack down on illegal and criminal activities that destroy wild plant resources, and use strong measures to promote the protection and sustainable use of wild plant resources.

Sightseeing wood.

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  The "Notice" was jointly issued by 12 departments including the Guangdong Provincial Forestry Bureau, the Guangdong Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and the Guangdong Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. , carry out key protection of endangered and rare plants with cultural value, and comprehensively improve the level of wild plant protection and management.

Paphiopedilum purpurea.

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  Starting from 2022, wildlife protection work has been included in the national and Guangdong Province forest chief system and safety construction assessment matters.

The "Notice" emphasizes that Guangdong should establish and improve the archives of key protected wild plant resources, scientifically delineate key ecological areas, establish very small populations, national and Guangdong Province key protected wild plant protection sites or set up protection signs based on actual conditions; optimize the province's botanical gardens Planning and layout of various ex-situ conservation institutions such as arboretums, germplasm resource banks, etc., and promoting the establishment of information management systems and intelligent sharing platforms for ex-situ protected plants, artificial propagation technologies and rational utilization standardization systems; taking natural restoration as the mainstay , measures that combine natural recovery and artificial restoration to promote the recovery and growth of wild populations and promote the construction of a wild plant resource protection system.

Guangdong smiles.

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  The "Notice" proposes that Guangdong should strengthen supervision and inspection, strengthen import and export management, and standardize the collection and species identification management of wild plants.

At the same time, local forestry, agricultural and rural, and urban landscaping authorities are required to strengthen coordination and cooperation with public security, customs, market supervision, transportation, postal management, network information and other departments to establish information exchange, regulatory interaction, law enforcement mutual assistance, and complementary advantages. We will strengthen the regular linkage working mechanism, strengthen investigation, inspection, sharing and intelligence analysis and judgment, strengthen the supervision, inspection and crackdown on key areas, key places, key groups and key illegal activities in a targeted manner, and promote the establishment of a crackdown on illegal crimes that damage wild plant resources. The whole chain system of activities.

  According to the latest statistics, there are currently 6,658 species of higher plants recorded in Guangdong.

According to reports, the Guangdong Provincial Forestry Bureau will accelerate the construction of the province's ex-situ plant protection system led by the South China National Botanical Garden, and support qualified cities, counties and units to establish botanical gardens, arboretum, native botanical gardens and other ex-situ protection demonstration bases and demonstration sites. , focusing on rare and endangered wild plants to carry out resource survey and monitoring, in situ protection and restoration, germplasm resource collection and preservation, artificial propagation and return to the wild.