Northwest China wetland prepares for migratory birds

Conservationists replenished 10 million cubic meters of water on Thursday and Friday at Manas wetland in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region for the incoming migratory birds to stop over. 

The decision was made by the local government after continued farm irrigation lowered the water level at the wetland, raising concerns over the birds' well-being during their stopover.

Starting in September every year, flocks of migratory birds would arrive at the wetland, a safe heaven with abundant food for the birds to stay and breed. 

(Cover image via video screenshot)

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