ChinaVista Logo Welcome to China Virtual Tours Great Wall
Join Us . Advertise Info

Home

Attractions

Destinations

China Tours

Culture

Tips

Travel Highlight The Great Wall Beijing | Shanghai China Impression Tours Arts & Crafts | Recipes Necessity
Travel Vista Yangtze River Jiangsu | Guangdong Silk Road Tours Chinese Dress | Relics Travel Fast Facts
Cities Vista The Forbidden City Yunnan | Sichuan Tibet Adventure Tours Festivals | Architecture Find Hotels
China Experience The Temple of Heaven Shaanxi | Gansu Scenic China Tours Articles | Literature Book Flights
Chinese culture The Yellow Mountains Xinjiang | Tibet | Guilin More China Tours Cheongsam | People Buy Souvenirs
Welcome to China Virtual Tours, your premier online guide to travel in China.


ChinaVista >> China Virtual Tours >> Travel News & Events

Wild Yangtze Alligator Population in China Diminishes

HEFEI, September 13 -- A recent national survey shows the number of Yangtze Alligators living in the wild across China has fallen to less than 150, on the verge of extinction.

The majority of these Yangtze Chinese alligators, a creature that has been included on the most endangered species list, live in east China's Anhui and Zhejiang provinces. The number of alligators in Anhui has decreased from 3,000 in the 1960s to the present number of 143.

Most of the alligators live in groups ranging from two to five in number. The largest group is composed of 10 or 11 alligators.

If the habitat of Yangtze alligators is not expanded, they are likely to disappear from the wild in the next 10 years, said a Yangtze expert.

To ensure a gradual and sustainable growth of the Yangtze alligator population, China has reproduced more than 10,000 Yangtze alligators through artificial means in recent years. The Anhui alligator reproduction center, the largest of its kind in the world, houses 9,000 alligators.


-- source: Xinhua News Agency


back to news indexreturn to travel news index



click here to feel china from the closest

The Great Wall Of China ||Xi'an Terracotta Warriors ||The Yellow Mountains||Guilin Tour|| Tour of Tibet|| Yangtze River

- Home - Travel - Attractions - Destinations - China Tours - Culture - Souvenirs - Tips - Travel Talk -

China Virtual Tours is a part of ChinaVista.com services. 1996-2014. Copyright Claims.