Large flocks of black-necked cranes prepare to migrate northward
Nature reserves in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region have taken a series of measures to protect black-necked cranes as they gradually migrate north to breed.
Linzhou County, situated 65 kilometers from Lhasa City, is known to be a haven for birds during the winter. Over 2,000 black-necked cranes spent their winter in the nature reserve in Linzhou County. As the temperature rises, the black-necked cranes have started to prepare for their trip north.
To better conserve the black-necked cranes and ensure their safety, the nature reserve staff feed the birds wheat to help them store energy. The autonomous region also established two national reserves for the black-necked cranes and set up special monitoring stations to patrol and monitor their changing conditions.
The black-necked cranes arrive every November to spend the winter at the reserve and depart between March and April.
(Cover image via screenshot.）
(If you want to contribute and have specific expertise, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org)