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KUNMING, November 7, Xinhua -- The skull of a Chinese mastodonaround six million years old, has been discovered in southwest China's Yunnan Province, according to Chinese and U.S. archeologists.

The fossil found in Shuitangba, Zhaotong City, puts the history of the species back one million years, said Wang Shiqi,a vertebrate evolution expert with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

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HENAN, November 2, Chinadaily -- Swans from Siberia and Mongolia have begun arriving at the Swan Lake Wetland National Park in Sanmenxia, Henan province as part of their winter migration.

Thousands of swans have chosen the national park as their winter migration location in recent years, attracting similar number of tourists to the spectacle.

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HUBEI, October 11, Xinhua -- Wild macaques eat food at Fengkouba Village of Xuan'en County, central China's Hubei Province, Oct. 9, 2015.

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Wild macaques eat food at Fengkouba Village of Xuan'en County, central China's Hubei Province, Oct. 9, 2015. (Xinhua/Song Wen)

GENEVA, October 1, Xinhua -- The UN wildlife protection agency CITES on Thursday warned that illegal trade in wildlife is still happening at an industrial scale, urging the world's transport sector to adopt and publicize a zero tolerance policy on this.

Secretary-General of CITES, namely the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, John E. Scanlon, said that the transport sector can play a bigger role in helping combating illegal trade in wildlife.

According to him, currently there are over 1.1 billion international tourist arrivals a year; 100,000 flights every day and 500 million containers shipped a year.

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HEILONGJIANG, September 22, Xinhua -- Qiqihaer forestry police station has cracked down on trafficking products made from wild animals and seized some 100 kilograms of products of bear paw and about 250 kilograms of products of pilose antlers, carcasses of pheasants and roe deers, briefed by the forestry police station of Heilongjiang Province on Sept. 18.

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