Lhasa will publish PM2.5 data by the end of the year

According to the deputy director and spokesman for the Environmental Protection Department of Tibet Autonomous Region, the ongoing installation of monitoring equipment in Lhasa City will complete the year, the PM2.5 monitoring data of Lhasa will be published by the end of the year, the other administrative cities in Tibet will release PM2.5 data next year.

June 5 is World Environment Day, the Environmental Protection Department of Tibet Autonomous Region released 2011 State of the Environment report for Tibet Autonomous Region at press conference in Lhasa today.

According to the report, Tibet has 600 million hectares of wetlands, accounting for 4.9 percent of the land area in the region, ranking the first in China. Tibet has its plateau wetland which is unique in the world. In addition, forests, lakes and wildlife are all well protected.