China saves animals and plants in danger! This is an unprecedented action to protect and safeguard wildlife for the Asian country. The State Administration of Forests and Grasslands and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs have recently begun revisions of the Chinese List for the Protection of Major Wildlife and the Chinese List for the Protection of Wild Plants.
Plants Camellia nitidissima is a nationally protected species. In 1960 some Chinese researchers discovered for the first time in Guangxi a variety of golden camellia, which was precisely named Camellia very sharp. This species is the only one of the over 100 existing varieties of camellia to have a gold color.
Shaniodendron subaequale is 67 million years old, the same age as the dinosaurs. It was first found in China in 1992, on some limestone soils of Yixing and was a sensational discovery. In recent years, the departments responsible for adopting the various protection measures have also created seedling nurseries in greenhouses.
Ginkgo Biloba is a typical tree of China, highly appreciated for its aesthetic characteristics and already cultivated in the Shang period and then in Zhou. The origins of this plant species date back more than 345 million years ago, to the Carboniferous age, for this reason the Gingko is also known as the first living fossil of the earth.
It was also tradition to use ginko for bonsai art. Animals Giant pandas are a national treasure in China. In their protected areas, checks and patrols are carried out throughout the year, running to the rescue of sick and hungry giant pandas.
At the same time, the mountains are reclaimed and the waterways tamed, the vegetation is restored, with prevention and control activities on all types of natural disasters. The Manchurian crane is the bird that best represents China.
For forty years, the number of examples of these cranes in China has begun to grow, in the hundreds. In 1976, the Heilongjiang Zhalong Wetlands Nature Reserve was established and in just over 4 decades the number of Manchurian cranes has grown from around 100 to over 800 today.
Number of remaining Chinese white dolphins has been reduced to about 4000. The government pays great attention to the protection of this rare cetacean, so much so that , in 2017, the Ministry of Rural Areas and Agriculture developed the Action Plan.
In the Daxing’anling region, 6 wild moose living in freedom were finally immortalized in 2016 for the first time. These are animals that are very sensitive to changes in the external environment and that have very particular needs regarding the vegetation they feed on. It is the first time that moose specimens have been photographed in the wild in China.