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Logging ban sparks nature's rebirth in China's Khingan Mountains.

In 2014, China implemented a logging ban in the Khingan Mountains forests, leading to significant changes in the region over the past decade. Former loggers transitioned to roles in afforestation or became forest rangers. Longjiang Forest and other state-owned companies adapted by developing "underforest industries" and focusing on tourism.
The Pinglin nursery garden, owned by Longjiang Forest, cultivates Korean pine and red pine seedlings, crucial for the ecosystem's health. Red pine, known as the "king in the forest," aids in carbon sequestration, climate regulation, and water conservation. The logging ban aimed to preserve the forest's resources, which once supported a thriving lumber industry.After ten years of afforestation efforts, Longjiang Forest saw significant growth, with forest area expanding by 65,800 hectares to reach 5.58 million hectares by 2023. The company now manages 39 designated nature reserves covering 2.24 million hectares. Similarly, the Greater Khingan Forest Industry Group has witnessed ecological improvements post-ban.
Sun Lisen, a ranger with Greater Khingan Forest Industry Group, reflects on the shift in attitudes toward nature. Previously, wild animals were seen as food, but now they are protected as guardians of the forest.The improved forest environment has attracted tourists, leading to the rise of bed-and-breakfast businesses and tourism-related work among forest workers. Pan Deguo, a former tractor driver, and his wife now run a successful B&B known as "Snow Village." Other households have followed suit, realizing the economic potential of tourism.
Logging ban in the Khingan Mountains has resulted in positive ecological and economic changes, with former loggers embracing new roles in conservation and tourism, marking a significant shift in the region's relationship with nature.


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  • Ann Nyambura

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    It's good to see how the region has transformed, with nature rebounding and local communities finding new ways to prosper.

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • Annett Michuki..

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        commercial loggers after the ban became the forest protectors that also brought economic growth a plus.

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        • George Kariuki

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          This story is a great example of how protecting nature can benefit people too. Let's hope it inspires other regions to prioritize conservation!

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          • Sarah Chabane

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            This is so fantastic! Love how they included everyone on the change, included the former loggers and other people working there

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            • johnte ndeto

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              The logging ban in China's Khingan Mountains has sparked a remarkable transformation in the region's ecosystem over the past decade.

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              • mary Mwihaki

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                Such a inspiring way on how to do this and to protect our forest

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                • johnte ndeto

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                  @mary_dosarah it shows a deep commitment to nurturing the ecosystem's health and resilience.

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                • Timothy Ndegwa

                  2 w

                  The logging ban in the Khingan Mountains has brought about remarkable ecological and economic improvements, showcasing a transformative shift towards conservation and sustainable tourism. This initiative is crucial in addressing climate change impacts. Kudos to all involved!

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                  • johnte ndeto

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                    @timothy_ndegwa with former loggers transitioning into roles that contribute to the preservation and restoration of the forests they once harvested is quite commendable.

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                  • Markus Lutteman

                    2 w

                    This is such an inspiring example of how to do this! I love how loggers were given new roles as forest rangers. I think this is key in all transformation: making sure noone is left behind.

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                    • johnte ndeto

                      2 w

                      @Markus_Lutteman it's truly inspiring journey towards environmental rejuvenation.

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      2 w

                      This is great, logging leads to destruction of the forest and should be banned completely, it's our responsibility to protect our forest and plants more and more trees and take care of them

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                      • johnte ndeto

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                        @elizbeth_gathigia this move stands as a symbol of hope, embodying the vital role that forests play in mitigating climate change.

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                      • Rashid Kamau

                        2 w

                        Logging has been detrimental to our forests,strict measures are needed globally to safeguard the forests.

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                        • johnte ndeto

                          2 w

                          @rashid_kamau laws and regulations are quite important for our forests conservation.

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