China, following the American lead on national parks, surpasses the U.S. in the percent of land set aside for preservation
The proportion of land set aside for preservation in China, at 18 percent, surpasses the United States' 14 percent, yet problems with commercialization and enforcement of park rules persist due to a lack of a unified regulatory authority. As demand for the protected landscapes rises among the growing Chinese middle class, the nation is partnering with the Paulson Institute and the U.S. National Park Service to expand and improve the offerings.
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May 26, 2017