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A New Look of China's Sanjiangyuan

Source: Updated: 2022-08-08

The Sanjiangyuan area, located on the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, is the most important source of fresh water in China. Home to the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow, and Lancang rivers, it is known as "China's Water Tower." It is a wholly unique plateau wetland ecosystem and serves as an important ecological defense for the country. 

China is accelerating the development of a nature reserve system with national parks at the center. The first batch of five national parks, including Sanjiangyuan, cover a protected area of 230,000 square kilometers, which is home to nearly 30% of mostly protected terrestrial wildlife species in the country. Watch the video to find out China's effort to promote ecological sustainability.