More than 1,000 workers cleaned up trash along a 200-kilometer section of the Qinghai-Tibet Highway in Qinghai province on Monday after reports of extensive litter along the highway captured people's attention on social media.
With an investment of 523 million yuan ($80 million), the Tibet autonomous region completed desertification control projects on more than 1,390 square kilometers of land during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20), Tibet Daily reported.
The Tibet autonomous region has made steady progress in addressing desertification along with other environmental issues in recent years as it seeks to build an ecological security shield on the frigid Qinghai-Tibet plateau in Southwest China, a regional government official said on Friday.
LHASA - Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region remains one of the areas with the best environmental quality globally, with stable local biodiversity and ecosystems in 2019, according to a report issued Thursday.
Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region has planned to continue to reinforce its reforestation in 2020, expecting 62,820 hectares of land to be planted with trees in the year, China Tibet News reported on Tuesday.
To conserve the ecosystem while eradicating poverty, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region hired 309,000 farmers and herders as forest rangers in 2018, bringing the total number of people engaged in environmental protection to 667,000.
The environmental quality and living conditions on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau have steadily improved thanks to government efforts, and local residents have been the economic beneficiaries due to the advent of green industry and ecological compensation policies, a white paper issued on July 18 said.