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Zhalong Wetlands (China)

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Abstract

Zhalong is a large freshwater wetland located in northeastern China, and currently has the largest breeding population of the endangered red-crowned crane. Zhalong has high biodiversity value with close to 100 waterbird species breeding there, and also has an irreplaceable role for migratory birds on the East Asian – Australasian Flyway with over 100 species staging in the wetland. Zhalong plays important roles in flood control, water purification, and income for local communities.

Keywords

Red-crowned crane Reed marsh Fresh water wetland 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Crane FoundationBarabooUSA

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