Beijing to add more green space

Beijing will add 22 leisure parks and urban forests, and 50 pocket parks and small green areas in 2023, local authorities said.

It is expected that by the end of this year, 89 percent of residents will enjoy parks and small green areas within a radius of 500 meters, according to the Beijing Municipal Forestry and Parks Bureau.

Beijing now has 1,050 parks of various kinds, including urban leisure parks, urban forests, pocket parks, and small green areas.

Beijing also plans to complete the ecological restoration of 8,000 hectares of land and 1,000-hectare afforestation in 2023 and add another 200 hectares of urban green area.

Aerial view of Beijing City. /CFP
Aerial view of Beijing City. /CFP

Aerial view of Beijing City. /CFP

From 2012 to 2017, Beijing launched an afforestation project covering 66,667 hectares.

A new round of afforestation projects, carried out from 2018 to 2022, added 68,000 hectares of green areas in Beijing.

Beijing has restored 10,200 hectares of wetlands over the past five years and has 596 species of terrestrial wild animals currently.

(Cover image via CFP)

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Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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