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Tibet's Nagqu sees an increasing number of wild animals

By Liu Fang, Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2019-08-06

In recent years, thanks to the enhancement of wetland protection in Nagqu City of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, the number of wild animals is increasing, according to the city's Forestry and Grassland Bureau. Based on the latest data, the number of Tibetan antelopes, wild yaks and Tibetan wild donkeys has reached 150,000, over 10,000 and over 80,000 respectively. 

Nagqu, located in the north of Tibet, is the highest-altitude city in China. There are three counties of Nagqu City included in Changtang National Nature Reserve. The wetland area in Nagqu occupies 7% of city's total territory.

Now, the construction of two world important wetlands and six national wetland parks in Nagqu City has completed. Besides, the construction of Mitika Wetland National Nature Reserve, and the pilot project of Serling Tso National Nature Reserve in Shantsa County has also been finished. The wetland reserves and wetland parks greatly improve the habitat quality of wild animals and enrich local biodiversity.

Nagqu takes the wetland conservation work as the key point in its ecological civilization construction. 8,894 jobs related to wetland conservation have been created, which is also an effective way to alleviate poverty.

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