As one of the world’s richest countries in terms of biodiversity, China’s efforts to develop “ecological civilisation” are contributing to global biodiversity preservation, Nepali experts said.

As one of the world’s richest countries in terms of biodiversity, China’s efforts to develop “ecological civilisation” are contributing to global biodiversity preservation, Nepali experts said.

He said even though China’s advancement in material development in the last four decades has resulted in environmental problems to some extent.

The country has also made great strides in the preservation of ecology, biodiversity, and wildlife, the experts noted.

He spoke of China’s heavy investments in Tibet and Xinjiang in efforts to restore the ecological systems in the two autonomous regions and also lauded the growing populations of giant pandas which were once on the verge of extinction as well as the Asian elephants in China.

Days ago, China issued its first white paper on biodiversity, detailing how the world’s most biodiverse country has endeavored to protect its ecosystems in pursuit of harmony between humans and nature.

According to the white paper, the population of giant pandas in the wild has grown from 1,114 to 1,864 over the past four decades, while the Asian elephant population in the wild has risen from 180 in the 1980s to about 300 at present.