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  • Wuhan, China Photo: ©IUCN/Claire Warmenbol

    GrowGreen: Chinese cities grow and with it, the need for green


    Worldwide out of the 47 megacities, China alone counts 17. These are cities with a population in excess of 10 million people. Today over half of the Chinese mainland population lives in cities. Towards 2030, China aims for 70% of its population, about...

  • Tianchi Lake Photo: IUCN/ James Hardcastle

    China’s new National Forest and Grassland Administration seeks quality and good performance


    In 2018 China has consolidated the governance of the protected areas estate through the formation of the new National Forest and Grassland Administration (NFGA). The NFGA will oversee a process of revision and standardisation or protected and conserved areas...

  • Photo: Trainees were practising the monitoring techniques at the site © IUCN Viet Nam

    A species list isn’t enough for protected area management


    Ha Long Bay (HLB) and Cat Ba Archipelago (CBA) are world famous for their karst seascapes that display outstanding aesthetic and geographical features and possess rich biodiversity. According to the HLB Management Board, scientists have so far identified 17...

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