Category «Environment»

Chinese vets perform world’s first snow leopard cataract surgery

Linghan, the snow leopard during surgery Photo: Courtesy of Xining Zoo Chinese veterinarians successfully completed the world’s first cataract surgery on a snow leopard on Tuesday in Northwest China’s Qinghai Province.  Linghan, an older snow leopard, was recovering from the cataract surgery on his right eye at the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Wildlife Zoo (Xining Zoo) on …

China contributes to global ecological protection: report

Photo: VCG Egrets rest in mangrove forest in Dongzhaigang National Nature Reserve in south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 17, 2019. The mangrove area in Dongzhaigang National Nature Reserve has increased from 1,578 hectares in 2001 to 1,771 hectares today. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)   Photo taken on July 3, 2018 shows the Red Beach scenic area in …

China owns 2,750 natural reserves

Egrets rest in mangrove forest in Dongzhaigang National Nature Reserve in south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 17, 2019. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu) Accounting for 15 percent of China’s land territory, the 2,750 natural reserves are home to hundreds of kinds of rare and endangered animals and plants. China owned 2,750 natural reserves across the country at the …

Paper firm probed for polluting desert reserve

The polluted area in the Tengger Desert Photo: A screenshot of thepaper.cn Authorities in Northwest China is investigating a local paper company that had discharged waste into the Tengger Desert, one of China’s largest deserts, and covered the case for 20 years due to unclear administrative jurisdiction. The government of the Zhongwei city, Ningxia Hui …

Beijing’s uphill battle against smog useful for Delhi to study: scholar

A man crosses a street in smoggy conditions in New Delhi, India on Monday. Millions of people in India’s capital started the week choking through “eye-burning” smog, with schools closed, cars taken off the road and construction halted. Photo: AFP China’s remarkable achievements in reducing and managing air pollution could be educational for India, Chinese …