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Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve: Home for Tibetan wildlife

07-25-2011 16:35 BJT Special Report:Majestic gathering: Antelope birthing season |

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Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve in Qianghai serves as a home for tens of thousands of wild Tibetan Antelopes during the winter months.

Tang Bo, CCTV reporter in Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve, said, "Look at the scenery behind me under the great sky filled with light and silence, green grass and clean water, intricacies of wildlife. Here is one of the most important winter ranges for the Tibetan Antelopes, the Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve."

Photo shows the Xingxinghai Lake in Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve located in northwest China's Qinghai Province. The reserve, containing the headwaters of the Yellow River, the Yangtze River and the Mekong River, is famous for its beautiful scenery. (Xinhua/Wu Guangyu)

The Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve, covering an area of about 150,000 square kilometers, is a subarea of the Sanjiangyuan regime, larger than England and Wales combined.

Along with wetland and waters protection, other ecological values, such as grassland and wildlife enhancement have also been presented as goals of the Nature Reserve.

People are easily to be intrigued here in the SNNR by wild yak, Tibetan wild ass, Tibetan gazelle, as well as the most precious creature on the plateau, the Tibetan antelopes.

Photo shows the snow mountains in Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve located in northwest China's Qinghai Province. The reserve, containing the headwaters of the Yellow River, the Yangtze River and the Mekong River, is famous for its beautiful scenery. (Xinhua/Wu Guangyu)

Photo shows the snow mountains in Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve located in northwest China's Qinghai Province. The reserve, containing the headwaters of the Yellow River, the Yangtze River and the Mekong River, is famous for its beautiful scenery. (Xinhua/Wu Guangyu)

Some Tibetan antelopes are resident, remaining relatively local, while some are migratory. The migratory populations spend the winter in the Nature Reserve for the abundant grass and water. They migrate north in spring where females gather to calve in specific but barren areas. Then they go southward to rejoin the males at the SNNR.

Given the fact that the Tibetan antelopes have been listed as one of the endangered species, and it is the home to those beautiful but fragile creatures, more and more attention in regards to wildlife conservation have been paid to the reserve.

The summer is coming to an end on the plateau, so is the Tibetan antelopes migration trip for this year. The nature reserve will soon be crowded and lively.

Tang Bo in Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve, said, "As one of the important winter ranges for the Tibetan antelopes, SNNR is now waiting for the resident to come back. The areas of Zhuanai lake and Wudaoliang have witnessed the birth of new lives and self-giving charactor of mother antelopes. But soon, here in Sanjiangyuan, we will see the new generation of Tibetan antelopes rule the area.

Two Tibetan Gazelles are seen in Sanjiangyuan National
Nature Reserve located in northwest China's Qinghai
Province. The reserve, containing the headwaters of
the Yellow River, the Yangtze River and the Mekong River,
is famous for its beautiful scenery. (Xinhua/Wu Guangyu)

Yaks graze in Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve located in northwest China's Qinghai Province. The reserve, containing the headwaters of the Yellow River, the Yangtze River and the Mekong River, is famous for its beautiful scenery. (Xinhua/Wu Guangyu)

 

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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