Wednesday, June 27, 2012
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION EFFORTS PAY OFF- China
According to Tibet Regional Forest Bureau, over 80 percent of nature reserves (61 reserves covering an area of 41.29 million hectares) in the region are effectively protected. Over the years, the population of rare and endangered wild animals in these reserves has also increased. The government has spent 280 million Yuan in the last five years for the protection of nature reserves. Recently, wildlife department has launched a wildlife disease monitoring system for snow leopard, Tibetan antelope, Chinese yew and Piceasmithiana.
Image by Mike Leveille