China's Saihanba afforestation community wins UN's top environmental award

6 December 2017

China's Saihanba afforestation community won a UN environmental award yesterday. The announcement was made in Kenya during third UN Environment Assembly. The conservation group developed cost-effective and grassroots-led initiatives to reclaim degraded landscapes. Three generation of foresters from Saihanba have managed to increase the forest cover from 11.4 percent to 80 percent. The Executive Director of the UNEP said the Chinese conservation group has inspired the global community to start a new conversation on effective measures.