China's National Forestry and Grassland Administration: The wild populations of more than 300 species of rare and endangered wild animals and plants have steadily increased
Beijing, May 5 (ZXS) -- May 22 is the 5rd International Day for Biological Diversity, and this year's theme is "From Agreement to Cooperation: Restoring Biodiversity". On the same day, China's State Forestry and Grassland Administration (State Forestry and Grassland Administration) announced the protection of China's wild animals and plants: In recent years, China has continued to promote the construction of in-situ and ex situ conservation systems with the rescue and protection of flagship species as the starting point, and a large number of rare and endangered wild animals and plants have steadily increased their populations and steadily improved their habitat and breeding environment.
According to statistics, the wild populations of more than 300 rare and endangered wild animals and plants, such as Asian elephants, snow leopards, Siberian tigers, Hainan gibbons, golden snub-nosed monkeys, Tibetan antelopes, Mangshan ironhead snakes, cycads, orchids, etc., have steadily increased. The number of Huagai trees has increased from 6 at the time of initial discovery to 1,5, the number of Qiaojia five-needle pines has increased from 34 at the time of initial discovery to more than 3000,3, and the number of Baishan Zu fir trees has been successfully replanted in the wild from 4000 plants at the time of initial discovery. The wild population of Asian elephants increased to more than 300, the wild population of Hainan gibbons increased to 6 in 37 groups, the wild population of white-headed langurs increased to more than 1300, the distribution points of Chinese pangolins continued to increase, the distribution range of Siberian tigers expanded from the Changbai Mountains to the Greater and Lesser Xing'an Mountains, and the wild population increased to about 60. The range of the crested ibis has expanded from 3 to 7 provinces, with a wild population of more than 7000 individuals. The global population of giant pandas in captivity reached 698, and the population of captive-bred crested ibises reached 1496. Through rewilding, wild populations of elk and Przewalski's wild horses have been re-established in several provinces.
In recent years, China has launched the construction of national parks and national botanical garden systems, set up the first five national parks, issued the "National Park Spatial Layout Plan", scientifically laid out 49 candidate areas of national parks, with a total area of about 110.10 million square kilometers, accounting for 3.80% of the country's land area, will achieve the world's largest protection scale, protect more than <>% of the national key protected wild animal and plant species and their habitats, protect many large-scale ecological corridors and international migratory birds, cetacean migration, A key area for the transboundary migration of mammals.
The relevant person in charge of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration said that the next step will continue to promote the construction of national parks, accelerate the construction of a natural reserve system with national parks as the main body, and effectively protect the authenticity, integrity and wildlife resources of important natural ecosystems and their important habitats in the country. Further strengthen the protection of giant pandas, Siberian tigers, Northeast leopards, Asian elephants, pangolins, gibbons, snow leopards, cycads, orchids and other key protected wild animals and plants, and ensure that by 2025, the conservation rate of terrestrial wild animals under national key protection will reach 75%, and the conservation rate of terrestrial wild plants under national key protection will reach 80%. (End)