Rare alpine musk deer spotted in N China

Alpine musk deer were recently spotted at the Helan Mountain National Nature Reserve in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

The alpine musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) is under national first-class protection and considered endangered by IUCN Red List.

The appearance of the endangered species can be attributed to the environmental protection efforts made in the reserve over the past few decades. 

"After over 30 years of protection, we have once again spotted alpine musk deer in the Helan Mountains National Nature Reserve. This is a proof of our achievements in environment protection and a sign of biodiversity improvement in this region," said Su Yun, head of Scientific Research, Publicity and Education Department at Helan Mountains National Nature Reserve.

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