The State Council on Nov 25 approved a plan from the Ministry of Environmental Protection that urges adjustments to six national nature reserves.
The six conservation areas include the Golden Beach in Changli, Heibei province; West Ordos Nature Reserve in Inner Mongolia autonomous region; Nulu’erhu Mountain in Liaoning province; the Wuyunjie Nature Reserve in Hunan province; the Golden Camellias Nature Reserve in Fangchengang, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and the Daba Mountain Nature Reserve in Chongqing municipality.
The nature reserves’ scopes and functions will be further modified. The Ministry of Environmental Protection will announce the changes upon completion. Related regions and government departments were also urged to take care of local economic development and residents’ livelihoods while maintaining quality management of the nature reserves.