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Yancheng National Nature Reserve

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Location: Yancheng
Address: 28 Jianjun Road Middle, Administrative Office, Yancheng National Nature Reserve, Yancheng, Jiangsu, 210008
Fee: 30 Yuan/ticket, oct - Feb to see birds
20 Yuan/ticket, Mar - Sep
Operation: Open year around
Route: About an hour draving from Yancheng municipality

Phone: 86-515-839 6527
Website: http://www.ramsar.org/wn/w.n.china_14newsites.htm

The Nature Reserve is the largest coastal wetland reserve in the East of China with international prestige, which occupies 453,000 ha coastal wetland and 582 km of coastline.

The reserve harbors a great diversity in plant species and is an important wintering habitat for many bird species, especially the red crowned crane. In addition, the wetland reserve shelters an enormous number of other species of insects, fish, and animals including some endangered species. Noticed by Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the protected diversity of species includes 43 coelenterates, 65 annelids, 156 mollusks, 310 insects, 281 fish, 45 amphibians and reptiles, 379 birds and 47 mammals. There are about 3 million individuals of more than 200 bird species annually migrating through the region.

As one of the highly conserved natural habitats in the world, the Yancheng National Nature Reserve has earned its international prominence. The reserve started to accept tourists in 2004 and since then a tremendous number of tourists have visited the reserve. The reserve has established a small zoo where the wounded birds and animals are hosted for treatments, and the zoo provides tourists opportunities to see bird facilities, crane pavilions and waterfowl lakes, and to participate a video training course for nature protection.

This nature reserve is among the best wetland reserve in the world for endangered species of birds, animals, and plants (especially the red crowned crane). The reserve conserves an enormous original coastal wetland and an immense coastline. There are millions of birds migrating through the region annually. Highly recommended for lovers of the nature.

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