CGTN Nature: Qinling Mountains Series | Episode 8: Crested Ibis
Endemic to eastern Asia, the crested ibis at one time was widespread in China, Japan and Korea. But due to habitat loss, the species was on the brink of extinction in the 1980s. Yangxian County in northwest China's Shaanxi Province is the last refuge for the endangered and elegant bird.
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Being referred to as a "dragon vein" in the history of China, Qinling Mountains stretch over 1,600 kilometers east-west. The natural barrier stands between the subtropic and temperate zones, providing suitable habitats for abundant species. The 12-episode Qinling Mountains Series offers the incredible biodiversity of the region.