China adds 3.83 million hectares of forest in 2022
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China added 3.83 million hectares of forest in 2022, according to a bulletin showcasing China's afforestation progress in 2022 released by the Office of the National Greening Committee on Sunday, China's 45th Tree Planting Day. This photo taken on Friday shows students planting trees voluntarily along the Yellow River ecological corridor in Dongying, East China's Shandong Province. (Photo: CFP) (Compiled by Yu Dian and Xie Runjia)
In addition to forests, last year, 3.21 million hectares of grassland were improved through grass planting. This photo taken on July 21, 2022, shows the Ar Horqin grassland in Tongliao, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Photo: People's Daily)
A total of 1.84 million hectares of land were saved from desertification or stony desertification in 2022. This photo taken on August 10, 2022, shows workers making straw checkerboard sand barriers to combat desertification in Qilian Mountains National Park, Northwest China's Gansu Province. (Photo: CFP)
China currently has 231 million hectares of forests, with a coverage rate of 24.02 percent. This photo taken on January 7, 2023, shows fir forests in Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province. (Photo: CFP)
China now is home to 265 million hectares of grasslands, and the comprehensive vegetation coverage reached 50.32 percent. This photo taken on April 23, 2022, shows Ditan Park in Beijing. (Photo: CFP)