USEUROPEAFRICAASIA 中文双语Français
China
Home / China / Environment

More red-crowned cranes recorded in NE China

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-03-29 15:55

HARBIN — About 20 red-crowned cranes have been spotted in Zhenbao Island, a wetland reserve in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, the biggest group ever recorded in the area.

Red-crowned cranes are an endangered species mainly found in the northeast of China, Japan and Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

On Tuesday, 18 cranes were found following a sighting of two on Monday, according to Han Zhaojiang, a worker at the reserve.

The birds were rarely seen in Zhenbao Island, Han said, adding that in 2017, only eight were spotted at the reserve.

Covering about 29,000 hectares, Zhenbao Island wetland has been included on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.

Top
BACK TO THE TOP
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US