Inner Mongolia nature reserve sees over 100,000 migratory birds

More than 100,000 migratory birds, including precious white cranes and bustards, have recently arrived at a national nature reserve in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said on Sunday.

The birds will make a stopover in the Tumuji National Nature Reserve, an important stop for migratory birds, before heading to the warm southern areas, according to the nature reserve administration.

Great bustard. /VCG Photo

Great bustard. /VCG Photo

More than 2,000 white cranes and over 100 bustards, both species under the first-class state protection in China, as well as hundreds of grey cranes that are listed the second-class state protection, have been spotted there.

Located in the border area of northern China's Inner Mongolia and northeastern China's Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces, the Tumuji National Nature Reserve has seen significant improvement in its environment, thanks to a series of supporting policies rolled out by the local governments over the past few years.

Efforts include greater protection of migratory birds, returning cultivated land to forests and wetlands, banning grazing, enhancing inspection and patrol and employing more forest rangers.

(Cover images via VCG.)

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Source(s): Xinhua News Agency