Shiyang River National Wetland Park creates a livable "Post Station" for migrant Birds
Xinhua News Agency, Lanzhou, November 18 (Reporter Bai Liping and Zhou Yuan) Wang Jiahe takes his camera and record sheet to the wetland every day to monitor his "baby", the white-tailed sea eagle, and protects animals at the national level.
"in the second year of the reservoir, eight white-tailed sea eagles inhabit here every year to survive the winter." In order for these "babies" to stay smoothly, Wang Jiahe, a staff member of Shiyang River National Wetland Park, has been working as a bird guard in the wetland park for six years.
Shiyanghe National Wetland Park is now an important habitat and replenishment for two bird migration routes from Central Asia and East Asia to Australia. There are nearly 20, 000 birds here when they inhabit a large number of birds. Ninety-six swans were first recorded in 2014 and have now increased to more than 200. two of the swans, numbered 1T37 and 1T46, have been wintering in the park for five consecutive years and have stayed for as long as five months. " Wang Jiahe said.
After continuous ecological restoration, the wetland area of Shiyanghe National Wetland Park has reached 3238.6 hectares, maintaining a more primitive wetland landscape, and the vegetation is dominated by Reed, water candle, grass and Leymus. The park has become a paradise for all kinds of bird activities, including black storks and white spoonbills, with more than 80 species of birds.
Shiyanghe National Wetland Park was approved for establishment in 2012. It is located 30 kilometers south of Minqin County, Gansu Province, with a total area of 6174.9 hectares. It is divided into four functional areas: wetland conservation area, wetland restoration and reconstruction area, wetland propaganda and education display area, and wetland rational utilization area, which is a typical wetland ecosystem in arid area.
In recent years, according to the natural conditions, resources and human landscape, the local government has adopted the wetland ecosystem restoration model of the combination of natural restoration and artificial restoration in order to maintain wetland biodiversity and protect bird resources. At present, a total of 4107 mu of reservoir ponds and swamp wetlands have been restored, 54 km of wetland patrol roads have been rebuilt, 10000 mu of new Populus euphratica forest have been planted, and 754.6 mu of ecological plant bank protection zone dominated by Populus euphratica and red willow have been built. 4000 mu of ecological plant bank protection zone and peripheral biological isolation zone were built in the buffer zone around the wetland park.
According to reports, since 2013, Minqin County has successively cooperated with Lanzhou University, Northwest normal University, and Gansu Provincial Wildlife Administration. Launch "Minqin Shiyang River National Wetland Park Desert Wetland Resources Protection and Wetland Ecological Restoration Technology Research" and other scientific and technological projects. At the same time, we should delineate the red line of wetland protection, improve water quality, ban grazing and enclosure, build hidden sites, expand the scope of bird activities, and form a relatively perfect wetland protection and restoration system. Create a livable "post station" for long-distance migratory birds.