Forestry Studies in China

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 70–79 | Cite as

An overview of the “Three-North” Shelterbelt project in China

  • Miao-miao Li
  • An-tian Liu
  • Chun-jing Zou
  • Wen-duo Xu
  • Hideyuki Shimizu
  • Kai-yun Wang
Review

Abstract

The “Three-North” Shelterbelt is the largest and most distinctive artificial ecological engineering project in China. It has been conducted since November 25, 1978 in the “Three-North” (i.e., Northeast China, North China and Northwest China) regions. In this study, the background and the essential benefits of the “Three-North” Shelterbelt project are summarized. The basic status and future development of the “Three-North” Shelterbelt project are also studied. As well, we tried to discuss the problems existing in the current shelterbelt system and the strategies to conduct this ecological project rationally.

Key words

“Three-North” Shelterbelt project essential benefits species adaptability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miao-miao Li
    • 1
  • An-tian Liu
    • 1
  • Chun-jing Zou
    • 1
  • Wen-duo Xu
    • 2
  • Hideyuki Shimizu
    • 3
  • Kai-yun Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Key Laboratory of Urbanization & Ecological Restoration, School of Life ScienceEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiP. R. China
  2. 2.Institute of Applied EcologyChinese Academy of SciencesShenyangP. R. China
  3. 3.National Institute for Environmental StudiesIbarakiJapan

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