A huge number of various birds live on the territory of the PRC: predatory, waterfowl, nearwater, migratory, sedentary, nomadic, etc. There are more than 1,300 species of birds here, about fifty of which live exclusively in China. There are also rare endangered species, such as, for example, redlegged ibis. In the 19th century, it was ruthlessly exterminated to preserve the crop. It was even declared extinct in 1923, but several dozen individuals survived thanks to the existence of nature reserves.
Lesser White-fronted Lesser
Steller’s sea eagle
Far Eastern stork
green night heron
The species composition of birds living in China is unusually large and diverse. But for reasons related to human interference in the functioning of ecosystems, many species are threatened with extinction. Cutting down trees alone, which are home to many birds, greatly contributes to their extinction.
However, the Chinese authorities are taking the necessary environmental measures and are pursuing a competent international policy in the field of ecology. For example, the government of the country shares responsibility for the protection of migratory birds with Mongolia and Russia.