China’s old-growth forests vanishing despite government policies

12 noviembre 2014

China’s anti-logging, conservation and ecotourism policies are accelerating the loss of old-growth forests in one of the world’s most ecologically fragile places, according to studies. The findings shed new light on the complex interactions between China’s development and conservation policies and their impact on the most diverse temperate forests in the world, in «Shangri-La» in northwest Yunnan Province.