Jilin province starts comprehensive protection mode of natural forests

2021-06-07    JL.gov

On the morning of June 2, the Information Office of the Provincial Government held a press conference to unveil guidelines on the implementation of the Natural Forests Protection and Restoration Plan of Jilin Province. 
The guidelines stipulate that it is necessary to put all natural forests under protection, including key state-owned natural forests, local state-owned natural forests, collective-owned natural forests and individual-owned natural forests. According to the guidelines, a protection and restoration system, policy support system, work implementation system and performance evaluation system for natural forests featuring comprehensive protection, system restoration, use control, clarified rights and responsibility should be established. With the tightest system and the strictest rule of law, the province will protect and restore natural forests, maintain the authenticity and integrity of natural forest ecosystem, focus on improving people's livelihood in the forest areas, foster a healthy cycle of ecosystem, build a green shield in Jilin and safeguard national ecological security.
The main objectives of the provincial protection and restoration system for natural forests are as follows: by 2025, all the natural arboreal forests of 93,820,000 mu, natural shrub forests of 800,000 mu and natural open forests of 340,000 mu would have been effectively managed and protected; by 2035, the reserve of natural forest areas would have been stable at about 93,820,000 mu, the forest quality would have been significantly improved, the natural forest ecosystem would have been effectively restored, the biodiversity would have been effectively protected, and the ecological carrying capacity would have been significantly enhanced; by the middle of this century, a healthy and stable forest ecosystem featuring reasonable layout and complete functions would have been built with natural forests as the main body, so that natural forests will become the ecological barrier for national food security, the national timber strategic reserve base, as well as the core support of the forest belt in Northeast China.