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Tibetan wildlife number soars in Changtang Nature Reserve

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 09/05/2018 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    Photo shows a flock of Tibetan antelopes at Changtang Natural Reserve. [Photo/People’s Daily]

     

    Located in the northern part of Tibet Autonomous Region, Changtang Nature Reserve is one of the largest protected areas in the world, covering an area of 298 thousand square kilometers. The area is located in northern Tibet where few humans reside, however, it is a wildlife paradise, and home to a variety of wildlife species and numerous lakes.

     

    More than 40 species of rare wild animals including Tibetan antelopes, Tibetan wild donkeys, Tibetan yaks and black-necked cranes living in the region. At present, the total number of Tibetan antelopes has risen to more than 200,000 at Changtang.

     

    The Tibetan antelope comes under China's first-level protection. It has also been listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) since 1979.

     

    In recent years, the population of Tibetan antelope in Changtang Nature Reserve has recovered gradually year by year as the public's environmental awareness has risen and the local government has spared no efforts to curb illicit trade involving wild animals and their products. Therefore, Tibetan antelope is now officially removed from the endangered species list.

     

    It's reported that wildlife conservators and forest polices will mainly protect the Tibetan antelopes as well as migratory birds by patrolling Changtang Nature Reserve and its surrounding areas. The special action will not only rectify the phenomenon of illegally transporting wild animal products but also propagate the law of wildlife protection among villages with a wide range of wild animals.

     

    According to statistics, the population of endangered wildlife in Changtang Natural Protection Area has got recovery growth, which indicates that animal kingdom is enjoying a period of prosperity.

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