Home // TravelEcology significantly improved in Sanjiangyuanchinadaily.com.cn|2016-12-15 16:18A group of Tibetan wild donkeys gallop across the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve, Dec 2, 2016. The Sanjiangyuan area, which is in the southern part of Chinas Qinghai province, is home to the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow, and Lancang (Mekong) rivers. With a fragile ecosystem, Sanjiangyuan is dubbed “Asias water tower.”[Photo/Xinhua] But after years of efforts being made to improve the ecological conditions of this area, the situation has been significantly enhanced. Wild animals are thriving, the number of endangered animals, such as the Tibetan antelope and snow leopard, has grown considerably – among which the population of Tibetan antelopes has gone from 40,000 to almost 200,000 on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The forest coverage rate increased from 3.2 percent in 2004 to 4.8 percent in 2012, and is expected to reach 5.5 percent by 2020.China established the Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve in 2000. Five years later, a 7.6-billion-yuan ($1.1 billion) conservation project was launched in the region. In January 2014, a second-phase conservation project (2014-2020) began with 16 billion yuan in financial backing. The latest plan to help better protect the biological conditions in this region is to make the area into a 123,100 square-kilometer national park in five years.Previous Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next PagePhotoXis nationwide journey against povertyTen photos from around China: Dec 9-15Chinas top Olympic diver retires from poolTop 10 best companies for womenCableway brings hope to orange farmersOut of poverty: Sowing the seeds of cooperationRelated StoriesQuantity of wild animals in Sanjiangyuan increases due to protectionNGO and private company invited to help with protection of Sanjiangyuan areas wildernessChina welcomes WWF, carmaker to Sanjiangyuan environmental programMore protection for SanjiangyuanBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263Registration Number: 130349About China DailyAdvertise on SiteContact UsJob OfferExpat EmploymentFOLLOW US