source： editor：zhang wenni
known as the "kidney of the earth", wetlands play a crucial role in water conservation, water purification, climate regulation, flood and drought storage and maintenance of biodiversity. therefore, to protect wetlands is to protect the habitat of wetland organisms.
in recent years, shaanxi province has protected and restored a large number of natural wetlands. up to now, 14 wetland nature reserves, 43 national wetland parks and 55 provincial wetlands have been established, forming a conservation model with graded and classified protection and multiple complementary forms.today, let's take a look at the "beautiful wetlands" in shaanxi.
yulin city, shaanxi province
recently, as the temperature gradually decreased, hongjiannao national nature reserve ushered in a large number of migratory birds, such as whooper swans, tundra swans, geese, black storks, white-bone top chick, herons, great egrets, grey geese, red-billed gulls, ruddy ducks, green-headed ducks, white spoonbills, red-headed ducks, and crested grebes, the number of which exceeds 30,000.
hongjiannao wetland boasts vast waters and abundant food for birds, and is an important passage and transit point for migrating birds. in recent years, with the continued improvement of the ecological environment, and the strengthened management measures, the species and number of birds passing through have increased year by year.
qianhu national wetland park
baoji city, shaanxi province
qianhu national wetland park is located in qianhe river basin, qianyang county, baoji city, shaanxi province, and is known as "the pearl on the loess plateau". with a total area of 573 hectares, qianhu wetland is a typical wetland on the loess plateau with river wetland features.
in recent years, human activities in the nature reserve have been reduced, and the ecological environment has improved. a variety of wild animals under national protection have been observed here, such as chinese autumn sand ducks, black storks, white-tailed sea eagles and great bustards. the wetlands of qianhu are rich in aquatic life, which provides rich food resources for waterfowl to inhabit.
in addition, as the second ibis release site north of the qinling mountains, the wild ibis has successfully bred 35 young since its release in the qianhu wetland in 2014, which have not only adapted to the local climate, but also have the ability to nest and forage in the wild, mate independently, and breed young naturally.