[Ecological Resources]

The good environment, particularly the mild weather, plentiful precipitation and loamy soil, make Anhui an ideal habitat for many sorts of animals and plants. The Chinese (Yangtze) alligator and Chinese river dolphin (white-fin dolphin) are rare animals in the world that live in the Yangtze River flowing through the middle of Anhui.

The province has designated and constructed a number of national, provincial or municipal natural protection areas, of which, 8 are of national significance, and 30 are of provincial significance. The total artificial stands established by the province in 2019 covers an area of 51.2 thousand hectares. 

 

[Agricultural Resources]

Anhui produces a wide range of agricultural products. Its output of grain, cotton and oil ranks Anhui ahead of other provinces in the nation. Anhui is one of the most important bases for producing pollution-free staple agricultural products and green, organic foodstuff in China. It has a big potential for further agricultural industrialization. On average, the province can provide 40.073 million tons of grain. The output of edible oils reaches 1.614 million tons. The output of cotton is 56,000 tons. Anhui takes the lead in China for developing special agricultural products and high profit agricultural products, with the output of tea, tobacco, and Chinese traditional herbal medicines, vegetables and fruits ranking the province forefront in the nation.  The good environment, particularly the mild weather, plentiful precipitation and loamy soil, make Anhui an ideal habitat for many sorts of animals and plants. The Chinese alligator and Chinese river dolphin are rare animals in the world that live in the Yangtze River flowing through the middle of Anhui. Its output of grain, cotton and oil ranks the province ahead of other provinces in the nation.

It takes the lead in China for developing special agricultural products and high profit agricultural products, such as tea, tobacco, Chinese traditional herbal medicines, vegetables and fruits.

 

[Mineral Resources]

Anhui is rich in mineral resources. Its deposits of metal minerals and metalloid minerals are both diverse and abundant. The variety and abundance of the minerals rank Anhui ahead of other provinces in the country. About 128 different kinds of minerals have been discovered. To date, geologists have verified reserves of 108 different minerals. Another 16 large and medium size mines with definite resources reserves were newly discovered in 2019. Based on its mineral advantages, Anhui has become an important base for energy, raw materials, manufacturing and processing in the nation.