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  • 09
    Sep 2014
    Farmers Help Save Endangered Birds in the's RRC

    Yancheng is proud of its red-crowned cranes. This endangered bird species is the star attraction of a wetland reserve that occupies much of the seacoast of this municipality in Jiangsu Province of the People?s Republic of China (PRC). Along this coast lies the Yancheng Rare Birds National Nature Reserve, which is the winter home of 60% of the world?s remaining 2,500 red-crowned cranes. Established in 1983, the reserve received national nature reserve status in 1992 and was accredited in 2002 as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.