The numerous wildlife in the four nature reserves form an important biological gene pool. [Photo/ blog.big5.voc]
The administrations of Hoh Xil Nature Reserve in Qinghai, Changtang Nature Reserve in Tibet, Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve in Qinghai and Altun shan Nature Reserve had reached a consensus in a collaborative meeting: the four nature reserves would promote in-depth cooperation to build the "great ecological protection" working pattern and protect the ecological environment and biodiversity in each reserve.
The second "China's four nature reserves" ecological protection collaborative meeting was held from October 18 to 19. the four nature reserves decided to establish information sharing platform to further strengthen co-ordinator system and strengthen communication and coordination; carry out joint law enforcement patrol activities once a year at least; and establish reporting system of cases in each reserves.
The four administrations also reached a consensus that the focus of protection work would extend to the "ecological monitoring, ecological restoration and scientific publicity" from "anti-poaching, anti-illegal mining and anti-illegal entry". They decided to carry our jointly research and observation activities in special period, such as the mating season and lambing periods of wild animals; to carry out survey work in the period of Tibetan antelopes' centralized activities to clarify the resource of antelopes and other wildlife; and to enhance collaboration and exchange of experience on the artificial aid for wildlife.
The four nature reserves located in the center area of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau form the most important reserve group in western China. Their ecological types and geography are close, with same ecological importance. The numerous wildlife there form an important biological gene pool. Most areas of the reserves have well-preserved original ecological systems. The widely distributed rivers, lakes and wetlands are the source of the three main rivers in China (Yangtze River, Yellow River and Lantsang River), "China's water tower" and "lung of the Earth". The glaciers and large permafrost here play an irreplaceable role in maintaining the wetlands and preventing climate warming.