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Tibet ranks 1st in nature reserves in China
16:45, June 07, 2010  

Tibet ranks the first in the number of nature reserves in China with 47 kinds at various level.

The total area of the reserves hit 413,700 sqm, 34.47 percent of the region's total area.

"At present, a total of 39 of the 125 kinds of wild species have been put under state protection in Tibet." Zhang Yongze, director of TAR Environmental Protection Agency, "even Tibetan Red Deer, which is supposed to be extinct according to international animal research community, has been discovered again in Tibet in the 1990s. In addition, the number of Tibetan antelopes and black-necked cranes has reached 150,000 and 7,000 respectively."

Meanwhile, Tibet has established 21 ecologically protected areas including one at the national level, 8 national forest parks, 3 national wetland parks, 4 geologic parks with 2 at the national level and 3 national scenic spots, which are playing an important role in protecting ecological environment.

Source: China Tibet Information Center

(Editor:王千原雪)

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