Hangzhou’s ecological preservation achievements in 2021

Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province, recently announced its achievements in ecological preservation over the past year.

Among its achievements is the cultivation of the largest forest area in the province. The city’s forest coverage rate was 66.85 percent in 2021, ranking first place among provincial capitals across the nation.

In 2021, the city generated an extra 3,107 hectares of forest area and 3.12 million cubic meters of forest stock. The city also saw the establishment of 21 provincial-level modern forest economy demonstration zones last year.

Last year, Hangzhou had 3,701 river channels spanning a combined length of 11,709 kilometers.

The city also lowered its water consumption by 2 million cubic meters compared to the year before, while the volume of water consumption per 10,000 yuan ($1,538) of GDP was reduced by 8.75 percent year-on-year.

Hangzhou had 134,208 hectares of wetland last year. These wetlands were home to 989 varieties of vascular plants and 491 varieties of wild animals.

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