Guizhou Ecological Day started from June 18 and lasted for a week, raising public awareness among locals of the importance of the environment. The clear sky and beautiful scenery show great efforts have been made in the province's green development.
The beautiful scenery of Huaxi National Urban Wetland Park in Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou province. [Photo/xinhuanet.com]
The initiative was first created in August 2016 and has since played an important role in its environmental protection efforts.
This year's Ecological Day focused on pollution prevention and control, with environmental supervision, protection, and improvement activities taking place.
Viewing green development as one of its important strategies, Guizhou province has made efforts to develop a strong green barrier, improve the green system, cultivate a green culture, develop a green economy, and build a green homeland.
In 2018, Guizhou enjoyed a 9.1 percent economic growth, ranking first in China for the second year in a row. In addition, it had the most world's natural heritages in China.
Its green economy accounted for over 40 percent of the provincial economy, and the degree of people's satisfaction about the ecological environment was also high, ranking second in China.
Guizhou focuses on systematic, accurate, and cooperative management. Practical measures have been taken to protect forests, air, water, and soil quality. 8.274 million mu in farmlands (3.35 million hectares) have been converted to forests, and 2,271 square kilometers of rocky desertification lands have been improved.