City of Wetlands Series | Episode 5: Wetland cleaners

Wuhan City in central China's Hubei Province boasts over 60,000 hectares of small and micro wetlands. The species here have their own ways of guarding their home. The common moorhens dwell within the wetland parks and "work" as parks' cleaners. Check out the video to learn more.

About 'Journeys in Nature': City of Wetlands Series

Known as the "City of wetlands," Wuhan is home to 165 rivers and 166 lakes, and about 162,000 hectares of wetlands. The megacity plays a significant role as not only a transport hub for humans, but also a transfer station for migratory birds that usually make a stopover during their long migration. Wuhan is also the host city for 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP14) which is being held from November 5 to 13. In this series, we take you on a tour of the wetlands in Wuhan City and explore the relationship between man and nature. 

For more:

CGTN Nature to release new series 'Journeys in Nature: City of Wetlands'

City of Wetlands Series | Episode 1: A transfer station

City of Wetlands Series | Episode 2: Zhangdu Lake community

City of Wetlands Series | Episode 3: Living at Baoxie Lake

City of Wetlands Series | Episode 4: Wetland couriers

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