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Shanghai Chongming Dongtan National Nature Reserve is located at the estuary of Yangtze River. Its east end is formed by massive sediments from runoffs of Yangtze River under the interaction of Yangtze River and the ocean, and currently still extending toward the East China Sea with an annual speed of 80-110 meters. As the largest and best developed tidal wetland at the estuary of Yangtze River, it is north-south narrow and east-west broad, with dense tidal creeks and obvious zoning of high, middle and low tidal beaches. In fact, it is an important channel for water bird migration in Asia-Pacific region as well as the only river way for annual anadromous and catadromous migrations of many species.

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YUNNAN, Dec.27 - The Beihai Wetland is located 10 kilometers to the north of the Tengchong county, Yunnan Province. Surrounded by mountains, its height is 1,731 meters above sea level. The wetland consists of two natural lakes named Beihai and Qinghai, with already 600,000 years old.

Best Practise - 12.27 Picturesque scenery of Beihai Wetland1

The Beihai wetland (File photo/Xinhua)

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SHANDONG, Dec.15, Xinhua - More than 50 species of birds came to the Liangchenghekou Wetland to spend winter this year thanks to the local authority's efforts to improve the ecological environment on the wetland in the past years.

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QINGDAO, Dec.2, Xinhua - Jiaozhou Bay is the estuary of Moshui River in the Chengyang District of Qingdao. It is the largest estuary wetland in area in Qingdao, which is a significant bird district in China and important station for migratory birds in the Asian-Pacific region as well.

Best Practice- 12.3 Jiaozhou Bay Wetland - Station for migratory birds

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The Dajiu Lake National Wetland Park is located at the junction of Sichuan, Chongqing and Hubei. It borders Wushan and Wuxi counties of Chongqing in the west, Zhushan and Fangxian of Shiyan city in Hubei in the north, and Badong County in the east. The wetland park saddles at the junction of six counties in three provinces. The elevation of the wetland park is 1,730 meters above the sea level. Surrounded by mountains, it is a unique basin in the mountains, for unique natural landscapes of the basin and mountains with natural forest resources and wetland plants resources. It is the only inland sub-tropical forest ecosystem in the mid-latitude region in the northern hemisphere. The Shennongjia Dajiu Lake is a perfect combination of wetland ecosystem and the forest ecosystem. Its unique wetland structures mean that the Dajiu Lake wetlands are more diversified than any other wetlands. Amid the park’s unique and diversified environment, precious and rare animals such as golden-haired monkey, white crane and golden eagles live and multiply in the reserve. And also due to unique natural environment, relict plants such as Davidia involucrata Baill, Liriodendron chinense and Cercidiphyllum japonicum could have survived the destructive ice ages and can still live and regenerate in this reserve.

Shennongjia Dajiu Lake National Wetland Park

Source: snjtkj.shidi.org

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