Changtang: paradise of plateau wildlife
www.chinaview.cn 2009-08-10 09:00:13   Print

A self-drive vehicle passes by a sign of the Changtang Nature Reserve in northern Tibet, Aug. 3, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)
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    BEIING, Aug. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Lying in northern Tibet Autonomous Region, the Changtang National Nature Reserve has an area of 29.80 million hectares. "Changtang," as the name indicates in the Tibetan language, particularly refers to the northern Tibet Plateau at an average altitude of above 5,000m.

    Featuring lofty snow-capped mountains and glaciers, various types of lakes and wetlands, the reserve is a paradise for rare plateau animals such as wild yaks, Tibetan antelopes, Tibetan wild donkeys, and black-necked cranes.

    Thanks to effective protection and continuous improvement of the eco-environment, biodiversity in the no-man's land of Changtang has been restored all-around, with the number of wildlife species reaching up to more than 1,000 at present.

Photo taken on Aug. 6, 2009, shows a flock of blue sheep, Class II national-protected species, in the Changtang National Nature Reserve, northern Tibet. (Xinhua Photo)
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Editor: Zhang Mingyu
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