March 12, 2015
China establishes strategic forest reserves
The Chinese State Forestry Administration (SFA) has reported that it will begin work on establishing strategic forest reserves this year. The aim is to establish an additional 14 million hectares of national forests by 2020. The concept of strategic forest reserves was piloted in 15 provinces but will now be expanded nationally. The central government will provide a RMB300 per mu subsidy for „common forests‟ and RMB500 per mu subsidy for „rare forests‟. (10 mu = approx. 0.7 ha.) „Common‟ forests include fast growing tree species such as poplar and eucalyptus for ...
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