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Baotou releases grasslands monitoring report

Updated: 2020-09-16

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Saihantala grassland is photographed in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. Located in Qingshan district, the Saihantala grassland is the only urban wetland grassland in Asia. [Photo/baotounews.com.cn]

Baotou, in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, recently released its grasslands monitoring report for 2019, providing an update on the development and state of natural grasslands in the city, according to Baotou Daily.

Baotou city has compiled and released the Baotou Grassland Monitoring Report for 12 consecutive years.

In accordance with the unified deployment of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Grassland Survey and Planning Institute, Baotou Grassland Workstation (Grassland Supervision Office) organized the city's grassland resources and ecological monitoring and survey work from April to September 2019. 

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Saihantala grassland in Baotou, Inner Mongolia [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The 2019 Baotou Grasslands Monitoring Report was then completed following processing and analysis work.

According to the report, in 2019, the water and heat conditions in the main grassland areas of the city were generally improved, and the growth indicators of grassland vegetation improved compared with the same period in 2018.

The city's natural grasslands have an average coverage of 36.19 percent and an average height of 20.68 centimeters. Compared with 2018, the growth rates were 1.4 percent and 5.19 percent higher respectively.

In 2019, there were no natural grassland fires above the fire alarm level in the city.