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Comparing Chinese returning farmlands to forest project to Canadian nature forest restoration projects

dc.contributor.advisorWang, Jian
dc.contributor.authorLi, Zhiyuan
dc.description.abstractThis thesis compares the biggest human forest restoration project, Return Farmland to Forest Project (RFFP), in China to natural forest restoration (NFRP) in Canada. These two countries have the third and second largest territory in the world respectively. However, the forest coverage rate in Canada is much larger than China. Due to this situation, Chinese government and Canadian government have different forest restoration policies and projects. Both RFFP in China and natural forest restoration projects in Canada are led by the governments. They were based on a voluntary scheme which make people aware of the benefits. They are both led to an improvement in the environment. There is a huge difference in government funding between RFFP and NFRP. Based on historical forest cover area, the forest strategies are different which RFFP is focusing on increasing forest cover area and NFRP is focused on keeping forests sustainable.en_US
dc.subjectNatural forest restorationen_US
dc.subjectForest restoration projecten_US
dc.subjectEconomic impact (forestry)en_US
dc.subjectGovernment funding (forestry)en_US
dc.titleComparing Chinese returning farmlands to forest project to Canadian nature forest restoration projectsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US Bachelor of Environmental Managementen_US Resources Managementen_US Universityen_US

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