It is reported that more than 550 wetland natural reserves, 80 wetland parks, and 36 key international wetlands have been set up in China, covering an area of 17.9 million ha. As a result, about 49% of the natural wetlands in China are effectively protected.
Since 2005, China has been continuously elected as a member of the standing committee of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. At the same time, the first administrative departments of wetland protection were established in China, such as the National Committee for Fulfillment of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Further, the establishment of several key programs suggests that wetland protection is on the right track in China. These programs include the network of wetland protection system, as well as a policy and regulation system, a survey and monitoring system, and a public education and training program.