HENAN, June 26, Xinhua -- A swan family is seen at the wetland park in Sanmenxia of central China's Henan Province on June 25, 2015.


A swan family is seen at the wetland park in Sanmenxia of central China's Henan Province, June 25, 2015. (Xinhua)

MONGOLIA, June 11, -- Hanma biosphere reserve of China has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO , the UN agency said Tuesday in a statement.


Hanma biosphere reserve of China. [File photo]

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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]

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