YUNNAN, January 13, China Daily -- Calls have been made for the gibbon to be classified as an endangered animal Chinese scientists announced on Thursday in Kunming, Yunnan province, that less than 200 hoolock gibbons distributed in the province are actually an entirely new species, known as the Gaoligonghoolock gibbon (Hoolocktianxing).

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HANGZHOU, January 11, Xinhua -- A total of 15 Chinese mergansers, an endangered bird species under state class-one protection, have been spotted in Wenzhou City in east China's Zhejiang Province, a bird protection association said on Wednesday.

It is the first time that this many Chinese mergansers have been seen in the city, said Wang Xiaoning, secretary-general of the association.

Six of them were found in Yongjia County, while another 9 were found in Wencheng County, according to Wang.

Chinese mergansers have a history of more than 10 million years. There are about 1,000 of them worldwide, and Russia's Far East and China serve as their main breeding ground.

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BEIJING, December 31, China Daily -- The poaching of African elephants and the illegal trade in their ivory is one of the highest profile and destructive forms of wildlife crime in recent years. To save the elephants and other wild animals, Blue Sky Rescue, one of China's largest nongovernmental disaster rescue organizations, has sent volunteers to Africa to join local efforts in wildlife protection. To save elephants, President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barrack Obama announced in September 2015 that the two countries would "enact nearly complete bans" on ivory imports and exports.

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QINGHAI, December 15, China Daily -- After years of efforts being made to improve the ecological conditions of this area, the situation has been significantly enhanced. Wild animals are thriving, the number of endangered animals, such as the Tibetan antelope and snow leopard, has grown considerably - among which the population of Tibetan antelopes has gone from 40,000 to almost 200,000 on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The forest coverage rate increased from 3.2 percent in 2004 to 4.8 percent in 2012, and is expected to reach 5.5 percent by 2020.

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SHANDONG, December 13 -- Nearly 20,000 ancient trees on the renowned Mount Tai in East China's Shandong province now have "digital ID cards," Mount Tai scenic area management committee said Sunday. 

The digital ID cards hold basic information on the trees collected by a new monitoring and management system for ancient trees on the mountain. 

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