Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)


ecological protection, high-quality development, coupled human and natural system, rural revitalization, Loess Plateau

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Policy & Management Research


The ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin has been prioritized as a national strategy. The release and implementation of the Outline of the Yellow River Basin's Ecological Protection and High-quality Development Plan in 2021 have placed the Loess Plateau, located in the middle reach of the Yellow River, in a critical phase characterized by the need to sustain ecological restoration achievements while fostering socioeconomic progress. This study provides a comprehensive overview of the current conditions and issues related to ecological construction and socioeconomic development in the Loess Plateau. It proposes four specific suggestions focusing on improving ecosystem stability and sustainability, promoting a green transition in socioeconomic development, implementing scientific territorial planning, and adopting an integrated and coordinated approach to managing the entire Yellow River Basin during ecological restoration efforts. The study aims to provide scientific support for the ecological protection and high-quality development of both the Loess Plateau and the Yellow River Basin.

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