A regulation on the management of "state reserves of cultural ecology" will come into force starting Friday.
The regulation clarifies procedures for the establishment, evaluation, filing and licensing of such reserves.
It also demands checks and evaluations on the operation and building of such reserves. Well-built ones will be praised and supported, and those failing to protect cultural ecology from damage will face severe punishment and lose their licenses.
The protection of state reserves of cultural ecology focuses on unique and long-lasting regional cultural systems, in particular intangible cultural heritage, according to the regulation.
Since 2007, a total of 21 reserves have been founded during the trial run of the project.