Compared to 12.7 percent in 1970s, the forest coverage of China rose to 22.96 percent in 2018, data from the national forestry authority showed.
So far 21 provinces have implemented the mechanism of governor responsibility, which turned to be effective on environmental protection. China will promote the mechanism to cover the whole country, said Zhang Jianlong, director of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration on Monday.
Despite the fast growth of forest resources, the fragile ecology and lack of ecological products still remain the challenges that China need to face. Therefore, to further improve the quality of the forests is an submergence for China's forest industry development, Zhang said.