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Management, protection improved in Xinjiang's Ganjia Lake forest region

By Xinhua -

Staff members patrol the Ganjia Lake forest region in Wusu City of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 4, 2021. As winter approaches, authorities have been paying more attention to forest fire prevention in the Ganjia Lake forest region in the west of Junggar Basin. Forest rangers have also stepped up their patrolling efforts. 

Pic story: devoted forest ranger

By Xinhua -

Lei Qiyuan, 66, has been engaged in forest protection for 17 years. Working at an altitude of over 1,400 meters above sea level, Lei is in charge of an area of 5,800 mu (about 386.7 hectares). Lei, trekking several hours every day in patrols, shoulders the responsibility of keeping the forests safe from fire and illegal cutting-down.