Biodiversity conservation effective in Qinghai Lake

On December 30, the reporter learned from the Qinghai Lake National Nature Reserve Management Bureau that they organized a winter patrol and pre-mating season monitoring activity for wintering waterbirds and the Przewalski’s gazelles. Results of the monitoring activity showed that the biodiversity protection measures in the Qinghai Lake area have achieved remarkable results, and the populations of various wintering waterbirds and Przewalski’s gazelles are increasing.

Qinghai Lake, located in the northeastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is an internationally important wetland and China’s largest inland saltwater lake. It is a typical representative of the plateau’s inland lake wetland types, and it is an important breeding ground for waterbirds and a transfer station for migration channels.

The ecological environment in the Qinghai Lake basin continues to improve, with the area of the wetlands continuing to increase, and the self-purification capacity of the water body significantly improved. The Qinghai Lake naked carp population has entered a recovery period.