City of Wild: Migratory birds relax in Juma River, Beijing
As a stop for many bird species migrating between Russia's Far East and warmer southern climates, Beijing plays an important role for birds to make a stop and take a rest along their long journeys. From November to December, you can find many migrating birds flying over the Beijing sky, or having a rest in the city's lakes and rivers.
Here are some photos of migratory birds relaxing in Juma River in the Chinese capital. Among the birds, black storks, a species under national protection in China, are very picky about the environment. The arrival of the black stork is a sign that the ecological environment along Juma River is steadily improving.
(All photos are via VCG)
About 'City of Wild'
Nature is not limited to faraway mountains and oceans. It also exists in urban cities and our daily lives. In the series, "City of Wild," CGTN not only unfolds a world of wildlife you are probably not aware of, but also highlights the theme of this year's CBD COP 15: Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.