BEIJING, July 11, China daily -- Authorities are working to overcome the effects of urbanization and help nature flourish.

Early one morning in May 2011 at Beijing Olympic Forest Park, Zhang Yu turned his camera away from a flock of birds and watched as a hedgehog approached. It was the first time he had seen a hedgehog in the city.

The animal's cute gait and innocent features captured Zhang's heart immediately and he quickly took a photo of the fist-sized creature. Afterward, he began observing hedgehogs and tracking them down at night.

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JIANGSU, July 2, Xinhua -- More than 300 common terns live on an island of the conservation area at the Yellow Sea wetland in Yancheng, east China's Jiangsu Province now. Thanks to the wetland protection by local government in recent years, more types of birds now live on the area.

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AZERBAIJIAN, July 5 -- The Migratory Bird Habitat along the coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I) was added to the World Heritage List as a natural site, which was announced on 5 July 2019 at the World Heritage Conference held in Baku, Azerbaijan. So far, the total number of world heritage sites in China has increased to 54.

The Phase I site located at Yancheng city of Jiangsu province, is right in the middle of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Every year, thousands of migratory birds make stopovers and breed, among which, there are 23 kinds of Birds of International Importance.

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AZERBAIJAN, July 9, China daily -- The Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, which date back 5,300 years, were inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage list on Saturday during the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The ruins, whose core area covers 14.3 square kilometers in the northwest of Hangzhou, is considered an important representation of early urban civilization, with rice-cultivating agriculture as the economic foundation.

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BEIJING, June 24, Xinhua -- Beijing has used drones to conduct health monitoring of pine trees in the city's northwest Yanqing district, according to Beijing Evening News on Tuesday.

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