Top wetlands in China-beauty of diversity

Updated: 2014-08-20 11:31



Top wetlands in China-beauty of diversity

Yellow River Wetland is a National Natural Reserve with a total area of 68 thousands hectare in Henan province. It's a bird breeding place with over 41 types of animals under first-grade and second-grade protection at the state level. [Photo/Xinhua]


A wetland is a land area that is permanently or seasonally saturated with water with unique soil conditions that enable a wide range of animals and vegetation to grow. It is safe to say that wetlands are the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems.

Apart from the very important environmental protection role that wetlands play, such as purifying water and controlling flooding, the sheer variety of plants and animals inhabiting this distinctive ecosystem can make people marvel at the magic of nature.

As vast a country as China is, diversity is one of the most significant characteristics to describe its natural wonders. China is home to many types of wetlands. If you are lucky enough to tour around these places, you will surely be amazed by them.

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