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Wetland protection system preliminarily established in Tibet
By:China Tibet News
update:July 17,2019
July 17, 2019 -- In recent years, Tibet has been promoting the construction of wetland protection system. At present, a wetland protection system with nature reserves as the main body, as well as in combination with national wetland parks, wetlands of international importance, wetlands of national importance and so on, has been preliminarily formed.
Tibet's wetlands are not only the "gene pool" of species and an important source of oxygen supply on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, but also the important "equalizer" and "regulator" of the river basin ecosystem originating here, playing a key role in building ecological safety barriers in China.
According to the Forestry and Grassland Bureau of Tibet Autonomous Region, there are currently more than 6.5 million hectares of wetlands in Tibet, ranking second among all provinces, autonomous regions and cities in China. Three wetlands, namely Mapham Yutso, Mitika, and Serling Co, are listed on the list of wetlands of international importance, and 13 are on the list of wetlands of national importance. 15 nature reserves of wetland types, such as Ranwu Lake, and 22 national wetland parks (including pilot ones), such as Dochen Tso, have been established.

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