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Forest in Nyingchi brings 88.391 billion yuan
15:48, December 29, 2008  

The forest resources in Nyingchi Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) can bring about ecological and economic value to 88.391 billion yuan, according to the valuation of forest ecosystem services from the Plateau Ecology Institute of Tibet and other units.

Forest ecosystem services are the ecosystem services that forest offers the human being.

Photo taken on July 15, 2008 shows the sea of clouds in the mountain areas in Nyingchi Prefecture in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua Photo)

As the 3rd largest forest area in China, Nyingchi Prefecture boasts 80% forest of the TAR as forest covers 90% of the prefecture and the timber volume in the prefecture hits 882 million steres.

The value of forest ecosystem services of the whole TAR, which has the most plentiful forest resources in China, has reached 470 billion yuan.

(1 USD equals about 6.85 yuan.)

Source:China Tibet Information Center

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