China plans to develop a unified national park system by 2020, after gathering inspiration from wilderness recreation areas in the United States. Chinese officials in charge of the project have visited Yellowstone National Park and other protected areas and met with conservation experts to prepare for the task. Chinese state media reports said 10 national parks have started operating on a trial basis to protect ecological systems. The conservation efforts are said to protect threatened plant species and animals such as the giant panda, Siberian tiger and Amur leopard.
Nov 14, 2019