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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Friday, October 15 2021 - 22:22
Fantastic animals in Jiangsu: meet elves of the nature elves at the seaside
NANJING, China, Oct. 15, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

From October 11 to 15, the 15th meeting of UN Biodiversity Conference was held 
in Kunming. This is a high-level global meeting in the field of biodiversity. 
As one of the key areas for biodiversity protection in China and even the 
world, Jiangsu is now constantly increasing its efforts in ecological 
protection. At present, the number of species recorded in Jiangsu has been 
updated to 6,046 and 165 are rare and endangered species, according to the 
Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism.

Nantong is located on the north side of the estuary of the Yangtze River. 
Xiaoyangkou Shoal Wetland Reserve in Nantong is formed by large area of tides. 
The best bird-view season here is in May, June, September and October, when 
there are more birds in the midst of astronomical tides. 

Yancheng is the city with the longest coastline in Jiangsu Province. It also 
has the only World Natural Heritage, Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast 
of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China. Tiaozini Wetland is an important part of it, 
known as the "International Airport for birds". Every year, countless birds 
including critically endangered spoon-billed sandpipers and red-crown cranes 
are attracted to stop, moult and overwinter here. There are more than 410 kinds 
of birds, with a number of 1 million. 

Huaguo Mountain Scenic Area in Lianyungang is famous for its Chinese 
masterpiece Journey to the West. Legend has it that this alp near the sea is 
the hometown of Monkey King Sun Wukong. Now there are three groups of macaques 
with different personalities living here, and the mythical world seems to have 
entered reality.

From the golden beach in Nantong to the coastal beach in Yancheng to the Huaguo 
Mountain in Lianyungang, fantastic animals gather from the sea, the air, and 
the land to this vibrant corridor of life. Welcome to Jiangsu and meet 
fantastic animals on the beautiful seashore where people live in harmony with 

Source: Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

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   Caption: Red-crowned cranes dancing in the Yancheng Wetland National Nature 
Reserve, Rare Birds