China's Wetlands of International Importance

Qinghai Longbaotan Wetlands

Updated: Jun 20, 2023 www.chinaservicesinfo.com Print
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The Longbaotan Wetlands. [Photo/IC]

The Longbaotan Wetlands is located within the Longbao National Nature Reserve in Yushu city, Yushu Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Northwest China’s Qinghai province. It covers a total area of 9,529 hectares, with a wetland area of 3,349 hectares. In 2022, it was listed as a Wetland of International Importance.

The wetland is the first conservation area in China primarily focused on protecting the breeding grounds of the black-necked crane and also the first conservation area located at the source of the Yangtze River. Furthermore, the area plays an important role as breeding and resting site for migratory birds on the Central Asian Flyway.

The Longbaotan Wetlands. [Photo/IC]
The Longbaotan Wetlands. [Photo/IC]
The Longbaotan Wetlands. [Photo/IC]


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