BEIJING, June 6, Xinhua - A three-year scientific investigation on biodiversity of Sanjiangyuan started in 2012 has recorded at least 42 species of mammals, 102 species of birds, 214 species of insects and over 500 kinds of plants in Sanjiangyuan.


Liu Yanlin, a doctor of Peking University, introduces the situation of snow leopards during the three-year scientific investigation in Sanjiangyuan, at Peking university in Beijing, capital of China, June 5, 2015. (Xinhua/Tao Xiyi)

Located at an average altitude of 4,000 meters in northwest China's Qinghai Province, the Sanjiangyuan region is the cradle of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang rivers, and also a paradise for herders and wildlife.

WASHINGTON, May 20, Xinhua - Giant pandas eat almost nothing but bamboo, but the endangered species appears not to have evolved a gut microbiota to efficiently digest bamboo, a Chinese study said Tuesday.

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YUNNAN, May 20, - Yunnan has been working hard against water pollution in the Dianchi Lake since 2011. A report released by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection last year revealed that pollution in the Dianchi Lake was rated as "severe".


Photo taken on May 17, 2015 shows an overlook of the Dianchi Lake surrounded with constructed wetlands and ecological forests in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING, May 18,Xinhuanet - The "1600 Pandas World Tour" will make its next stop in South Korea on May 23.

The "1600 Pandas World Tour" was first launched in 2008 as a collaboration between World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) and French artist Paulo Grangeon.

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BEIJING, May 14, Xinhua - About 300,000 to 400,000 egrets flies to the park for migration and reproduction from March to July every year.


Egrets frolic with their chicks at the Xiangshan Forest Park in Xinjiang County, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 12, 2015. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

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