The population of Tibetan antelopes has risen to 150,000 in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jian Bai vice director of Environmental Protection Bureau.
Tibetan antelopes mainly live in Hoh Xil Nature Reserve, Tibet Chang Tang Nature Reserve, Three Rivers National Nature Reserve in Qinghai and Aerhchin Mountain Nature Reserve in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Since 1979, the animal has been recognized as an endangered species and protected under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species.
Tibet used to have millions of Tibetan antelopes, but excessive hunting and human encroachment on their habitat caused their population to plummet in recent decades.
International traffickers hunted the antelopes to use the furs as luxury items.
With the great efforts of protection, the amount of beautiful "plateau dancers" is increasing and can be easily seen along the Qinghai-Tibet highway.
From: China Tibet Online
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