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Tibet sees remarkable increase in wild animals
By:Xinhua
update:April 14,2020

Photo taken on Oct. 31, 2019 shows a flock of Tibetan antelopes near Baiku Co (Baiku Lake), southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)
 
Tibet has been making efforts to protect wild animals over the past few decades. It implemented regulations and laws to create a better environment for both wild animals and local residents whose lives were affected by wild animals.
 
LHASA, April 14,2020 -- The forestry authorities of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region said they have seen significant growth of the wildlife population due to their continuous protection efforts.
 
Compared to statistics released by the regional wildlife conservation society in the 1990s, the population of the Tibetan antelope has increased from 50,000-70,000 to over 200,000 and the number of Tibetan wild ass has increased from 50,000 to about 90,000.
 
The number of black-necked cranes, which are under top national protection in China, has grown to 8,000 from 1,000-3,000, while the number of wild yaks rose to about 10,000.

 
Photo taken on March 11, 2020 shows black-necked cranes on the northern bank of Yarlung Zangbo River in Shannan City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)
 
The population of snow leopards, argali and blue sheep has also increased significantly.
 
Tibet has been making efforts to protect wild animals over the past few decades. It implemented regulations and laws to create a better environment for both wild animals and local residents whose lives were affected by wild animals.
 
The region has invested more than 1.3 billion yuan (about 185 million U.S. dollars) to build breeding bases, nature reserves, monitoring stations and rescue stations for wildlife. Among the investment, nearly 640 million yuan was used as compensation paid to local residents who suffered damages or impacts caused by wild animals.
 
The local forestry authorities said Tibet would step up law enforcement in wildlife protection, strengthen the monitoring and prevention of wildlife epidemics and promote the establishment of an early warning mechanism for wildlife diseases in the future.
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