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National Botanical Gardens Preserve Biodiversity

Oriental Outlook April 20, 2023

By NewsChina Updated Jul.1

As a country with some of the richest biodiversity in the world, China is home to about 38,000 species of vascular plants, accounting for about 10 percent of the world’s total. China National Botanical Garden in Beijing and South China National Botanical Garden in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, have been upgraded as the first two national-level botanical gardens since their inception last year when both were authorized to nurture non-indigenous species by means of relocating, pollinating, seeding and cultivating organs or cells of the plants on the brink of extinction. The National Botanical Garden System Construction Plan (2022- 2035) has been completed and a number of potential national botanical gardens have been incorporated into the layout. Experts argue that national parks have rich plant resources, while national botanical gardens are strong in scientific research.