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Number of Tibetan antelopes confirmed by Chinese scientists
update:September 20,2016

Sept. 20, 2016 -- The number of Tibetan antelopes in Tibet’s Chang Tang Nature Reserve and their migration routes have been confirmed by Chinese scientists, according to Tibet’s Forestry Department.

Tibetan antelopes are first-grade State Protection Animals which inhabit mainly in Tibet, Qinghai and Xinjiang. 80 percent of them lived in Chang Tang Nature Reserve with the number reaching over 150,000.

Located in north Tibet, Chang Tang Nature Reserve is the second largest nature reserve in the world, occupying 98,000 square kilometers.

Survey shows that there is a breeding place covering 50 to 80 square kilometers at the foot of Sewu Mountain, which is the biggest breeding place of Tibetan antelopes on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Scientists also found out the length of the migration routes of north Chang Tang is much longer than that of south Chang Tang.

The survey was jointly completed by Tibet’s Forestry Department, Northwest Endangered Animals Research Institute and Southern Endangered Animals Research Institute.

By: Qu Yungui  Liu Qiang

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