Tibet sees rising populations of protected animal species

Photo taken on Jan. 10, 2021 shows Tibetan gazelles by the Yamzbog Yumco Lake in Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The population of wild animals that inhabit and breed by the lake has been increasing year by year thanks to efforts of environmental protection. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)

LHASA, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region saw growing populations of protected animal species last year, said the regional ecology and environment department on Thursday.

The population of Tibetan antelopes rose to approximately 300,000 in Tibet in 2020, according to a report on the region's ecological and environmental status in 2020.

The number of Tibetan wild donkeys, wild yaks and black-necked cranes respectively increased to approximately 90,000, 10,000 and 8,000.