SHAANXI, January 19, Xinhua -- Efforts to protect the crested ibis (Nipponianippon) and its habitat have helped the population grow from only seven in the 1980s to over 2,600 today. 

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Crested ibises are seen at the Yangxian crested ibis ecological park in Yangxian County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Jan. 19, 2018.