• A woman removes the skin off of a piece of bamboo in the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • A woman selling her goods to tourists visiting the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection.
  • The bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • The bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • A tourist walks through the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection.
  • Tourists visiting the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection.
  • Tourists visiting the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection.
  • Tourists in a gift shop whilst visiting the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • A man paints the wall of a building in the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • The bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • A young boy visiting the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection.
  • A waterfall in the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection.
  • A worker in a factory that produces furniture made from bamboo. This one factory processes 800 bamboo trees (approximately 20 tons) per day, in southern Sichuan.
  • A woman visiting the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection.
  • A buddhist monk outside his temple in the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection.
  • The bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • The bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea." This is one of the few areas of bamboo forest in the south that have a moderate amount of protection. Felling still occurs, as the forests do not fall within the 1998 logging ban.
  • A worker in a factory that produces beds made from bamboo. This one factory processes 800 bamboo trees (approximately 20 tons) per day, in southern Sichuan.
  • A local man stands in fields of corn near the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea."
  • Smoke billows from a chimney in a bamboo factory in southern Sichuan. The factory produces furniture and chopsticks made from bamboo.
  • A factory worker holds a piece of bamboo. Bamboo removal in China has grown from 260 million tons in 1990 to 1.2 billion tons in 2005.
  • Sichuan is one of the most densely populated regions in the country. The rapid growth in demand for bamboo resources over the last two decades has caused excessive exploitation of forest resources in the province. This has resulted in serious disturbance and destruction of the biodiversity in natural bamboo forests.
  • A woman and her child in the bamboo forests of Zhuhai, which literally translates as "Bamboo Sea."
  • A farmer stands near her fields adjacent to the 'Bamboo Sea' found in southern Sichuan Province.
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