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Mangroves are a woody plant community that grow in the intertidal zones of tropical and subtropical areas. Known as coastal guardians, it is a critical all-purpose wetland ecosystem and one of the four most productive marine ecosystems. Hainan’s mangroves belong to the eastern mangrove biome. It features tropicality, antiquity, diversity and rarity, with relatively high quality and sound conservation. The province has 85,900 mu of mangrove wetlands, and is the only province hosting all 37 mangrove species in China.
Hainan province attaches great importance to the protection and restoration of mangroves. With a priority focus on nature reserves and wetland parks, it has included important mangrove wetland resources into the scope of protection and carried out mangrove wetland protection and restoration in a wholistic manner. Since 2016, 45,000 mu of wetland has been restored, including 12,000 mu of newly planted mangroves. Hainan has also organized various forms of scientific research activities that produced important findings. It has conducted all sorts of publicity and education campaigns and actively engaged in international exchanges and cooperation. The UNDP-GEF Hainan wetland protection project, running from 2013 to 2018, played an important role in raising awareness of wetland preservation and wetland protection capacity building. It has won recognition from national and provincial authorities and experts. In October, 2018, Haikou was honored as one of the first group of International Wetland Cities in the world.