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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YUNNAN, December 6, China Daily -- Bird sanctuaries and businesses benefit from environmental protection project. Chen Liang and Li Yingqing report from Dali, Yunnan province.

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FUJIAN, November 30, China Daily -- A small flock of mandarin ducks was spotted in the northwest Fujian village of Zhongxi by a Xinhua News Agency journalist on Nov 30. Amongst monotonous winter colors, the ducks' gorgeous plumage certainly stands out.

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HEBEI, November 29, China Daily -- As birds start to migrate in early autumn, Meng Derong, a teacher of biology at the normal college in Cangzhou, north China's Hebei province, starts to take action too, treating sick or injured birds trying to make their migration.

Given the seaside city of Cangzhou is an important transfer spot for birds migrating northward, Meng has treated 17 birds in the past month, including swans, upland buzzards and wild ducks, at his voluntary wildlife rescue center. When these birds recover, they will be released to re-embark on their migratory route.

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