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XINJIANG, August 16, China Daily -- Altun mountain is in Ruoqiang county, Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, and was listed as a National Nature Reserve in 1983. It was the first plateau ecological reserve to be established. With 267 kinds of plateau plants and 359 kinds of wild animals in this area, many experts describe it as a natural gene pool, which means great potential value for academic research and environmental protection.

At 4580 meters above sea level, and measuring 46.8 thousand square kilometers, it is also very inaccessible and has extremely cold weather, making it hard for rangers to continue their work there. Most of this area is a No Man's Land: you must bear with Hypoxia, headaches, chest pain and intense UV radiation. The most unbearable part for most people is the loneliness.

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CHENGDU, August 8, Xinhua -- An survey to determine if wild giant pandas are at risk from epidemic diseases began earlier this month in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

Researchers will collect samples of droppings and hair across ten nature reserves in the province, said Wang Fei, a wild animal epidemic prevention official with Sichuan Forestry Administration.

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JILIN, August 2, China Daily -- In the forests of the Wangqing National Nature Reserve, in Jilin province, one of China's most important breeding grounds for two rare species of wild animals, rangers are constantly on the move doing everything they can to make sure the denizens live in a safe and comfortable environment.

thumb Forest Public Security -8.3 Protecting the wildlife in the forests of NE China1

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GUIYANG, August 1, China Daily -- The rare Asian emerald cuckoo was photographed at Changpoling National Forest Park in Guiyang on July 28.

“Seeing its verdant wings and radiant brass-like chest, I thought the bird was a new species,” said Li Yi, a worker from the park who first spotted the bird.

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SHANDONG, July 26, China daily -- A group of birds photographed at the Xiao Haier Kou wetland park in the coastal city of Haiyang were identified as reed parrotbills by the city's forestry department.

Forest Public Security - 7.27 Rare bird species spotted at wetland park

A reed parrotbill at the Xiao Haier Kou wetland park in Haiyang city. [Photo from Jiaodong.net]

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