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Fujian province fulfills its commitment to wetlands

gofujian.com.cn | Updated: 2024-02-06

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Migratory birds are resting on the wetland of the Minjiang river in Southeast China's Fujian province. [Photo/WeChat ID: image_fz]

Feb 2 marks the 28th World Wetlands Day, with this year's theme being "Wetlands and Human Wellbeing." East China's Fujian province recently hosted a promotional event for the 28th "World Wetlands Day" at the Wuyuan Bay Wetland in Xiamen.

The event featured activities such as the reading of a proclamation and exhibitions of stamps, biology, photography and more. Through the combination of art and public welfare, the event aimed to deepen public understanding of the mysteries of wetlands and the importance of their preservation.

Fujian province, renowned for its well-developed river system and extensive coastal mudflats, possesses approximately 784,800 hectares of wetlands. The province has been dedicated to advancing the conservation and restoration of wetlands, resulting in sustained improvements in wetland ecosystems and a significant enhancement in conservation and management efforts.

In recent years, Fujian has implemented new regulations and systems, establishing a comprehensive wetland protection framework primarily consisting of natural wetland reserves, wetland parks, and important wetlands.

Fujian is home to two important international wetlands, one important national wetland, 50 important provincial wetlands, and 2,885 general wetlands. Additionally, it houses 10 natural wetland reserves at the provincial level or higher and 10 wetland parks, showcasing the province's commitment to the conservation and management of welands.

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