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BEIJING, September 6, Xinhua -- The large and medium-sized wildlife populations of Tibet lead China as ecological environment here is well protected, according to a government white paper published Sunday.

Numbers of Tibetan antelopes have grown from 50,000 to 70,000 in 1995 to more than 200,000, and black-necked cranes from 1,000 to 3,000 in 1995 to 7,000. Numbers of such rare and endangered species as wild yaks and Tibetan wild donkeys are also steadily growing, the white paper titled "Successful Practice of Regional Ethnic Autonomy in Tibet" said.

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GUANGXI, August 30, China.org.cn -- Frontier police in south China have seized 620 turtles and tortoises, including 510 under state protection, smuggled from Vietnam.

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HEILONGJIANG, August 25, China.org.cn -- A Siberian tiger has given birth to four cubs in the Longsha Zoological and Botanical Gardens in Qiqihar City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Qqhrnews.com reported.

It is the first time that quadruplets have been successfully bred in the zoo. The Siberian tiger mother and four newborn cubs are healthy, zoo officials said.

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LANZHOU, August 21, Xinhua -- A villager in northwest China's Longnan City, Gansu Province has been compensated 400,000 yuan (about 62,500 U.S.dollars) after being bitten by a giant panda.

On March 1, 2014, Guan Quanzhi, 68, of Liziba village in Bikou Township, was bitten while watching and chasing a wild giant panda which appeared in the village, according to the Wen County court.

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FUJIAN, August 17, China.org.cn -- Located in Shuinan village, the "Feng Shui Forest" consists of nearly 1,000 rare nanmu trees of various size. It is a national key ecological forest protected areas. The nanmu trees were first planted in Song Dynasty more than 1,000 years ago.

A number of movies including "Sword Stained with Royal Blood", "Royal Tramp", "Journey to the West", "The Painted Skin 2" and TV series were filmed in the forest.

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