During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, China’s wetland has increased by 3 million mu (about 2,000 square kilometers), among them 15 wetlands of international importance, 29 wetlands of national significance, and 201 national wetland parks. The wetland protection rate has exceeded 50 percent.
Up to now, the total number of wetlands of international importance reached 64, and the total number of national wetland parks has reached 899. The area of wetland protection and restoration of degraded wetlands has continued to expand, and the functions of wetland ecosystems have been effectively restored.
(Compiled by Huo Jiamian)