Rare Animals Live in Paradise: Wetland Park

30th July 2018



A ruddy shelduck and a flock of bar-headed geese fly over a wetland in Nyima county of southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, Sept 19, 2017.

China, with a total wetland area of 53.6 million hectares, ranks first in Asia and fourth in the world, official data showed.

The statistics were released by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration at the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference held in China's southwest Guizhou province.

China has 57 wetlands that are of international importance, 602 wetland nature reserves and 898 national wetland parks, according to the administration.

In the country's wetland ecosystem, there are 4,220 species of plants and 2,312 species of animals, with the wetland preservation rate reaching 49 percent, the statistics showed.


Photo taken on Dec 28, 2017 shows sunset scenery of the Poyang Lake wetland in East China's Jiangxi province.

With increasing policy support and financial investment, China has achieved remarkable results in wetland preservation, said Li Chunliang, deputy director of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.

According to Li, a total of 8.15 billion yuan ($1.23 billion) of central investment was arranged from 2013 to 2017, covering more than 1,500 wetland protection and restoration projects. Over 233,333 hectares of wetland was restored, with 51,000 hectares of farm land converted into wetlands.

China has completed the second national survey of wetland resource, with 11 provinces listing wetlands of provincial-level importance and announcing 445 provincial-level important wetlands, Li said.

China will step up efforts in strengthening the protection and restoration of wetlands as the focus of ecological civilization construction, and strive to see its wetland area of no less than 53.3 million hectares with a wetland protection rate of 50 percent by 2020, according to Li. By 2035, the quality of China's wetland ecosystem will be significantly improved, Li added.


Black-necked cranes and other birds rest at the Napahai Nature Reserve in Shangri-la, southwest China's Yunnan province, March 11, 2018.


Aerial photo taken on Jan 28, 2018 shows winter scenery of the Xixi wetland in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province.


Photo taken on June 11, 2018 shows red-crowned cranes at a national wetland park in Zhangye, northwest China's Gansu province.



Migrant birds are seen at the Beidagang wetland in North China's Tianjin, Nov 15, 2017.


Photo taken on April 24, 2018 shows black-winged stilts at the Hasuhai wetland in Hohhot, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.



Photo taken on Feb 2, 2018 shows swans at the Yellow River wetland in Sanmenxia city, Central China's Henan province.


Black-necked cranes and other birds rest at the Napahai Nature Reserve in Shangri-la, southwest China's Yunnan province, March 11, 2018.


Photo taken on July 8, 2018 shows egrets flying over the Poyang Lake wetland in East China's Jiangxi province.

As for Chongqing, in recent years more and more wetland parks have been approved to be national park. You can learn more about five recommended wetland parks in Chongqing from our previous articles.





據李局長介紹,2013年至2017年共安排中央投資81.5億元(12.3億美元),涉及1,500多個濕地保護和恢復項目。 恢復了233,333公頃的濕地,將51,000公頃的農田改造成濕地。






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