Cranes fly in Xianghai National Nature Reserve

A red-crowned crane flies in the ray of the rising sun. Covering 100,000 hectares including 36,000 hectares of wetland, the Xianghai National Nature Reserve in Jilin province is mainly aimed at protecting rare birds such red-crowned crane and rare plant species involving Mongolian yellow elm. Covering 100,000 hectares including 36,000 hectares of wetland, the Xianghai National Nature Reserve in Jilin province is mainly aimed at protecting rare birds such red-crowned crane and rare plant species involving Mongolian yellow elm. The reserve is a famous genetic pool of wetland fauna and flora in the world. Established in 1981, it became a national nature reserve in 1986. At present, around 600 species of wild fauna and flora are found in the reserve, including 52 species of wild animals under the government's key protection. Through the efforts of the central government and the relevant local departments, an animal and plant protection system has been established initially at the reserve.


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A red-crowned crane stands in the ray of the rising sun.

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Several red-crowned cranes fly in the glow of the rising sun.

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Several red-crowned cranes stand in the glow of the rising sun.

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A red-crowned crane looked for food in water on July 26, 2005.

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Twol red-crowned cranes stand in the glow of the rising sun.

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A red-crowned crane stood at the waterside on July 26, 2005.

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A red-crowned crane flew on July 26, 2005.


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