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    5,958 ha
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    27°25'N 103°19'E
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Dashanbao Wetland. 07/12/04; Yunnan; 5,958 ha; 27º24'36''N 103º20'33''E. National Nature Reserve A peat moor in subalpine swamp meadows, between 2,210 and 3,364 meters above sea level, with shallow water vegetation such as Poa annua Linn, Geum aleppicum, and Cyperus serotinus. Major hydrological functions include flood control and water recharge to supply ground water to downstream and hillside spring vents. The site supports the highest concentration, representing 1/5 of the world population, of Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis, a globally vulnerable species, and is important for other migratory waterbirds, such as Mergus squamatus, Ciconia nigra, Grus grus, and Cygnus Cygnus. The Nature Reserve has been actively managed, with the reserve managers cooperating regularly with the local government and residents to protect natural forests, restore the wetland and return farmland to grassland. Since its establishment, 60 injured or ill Black-necked cranes have been rescued, and research and monitoring activities are conducted in collaboration with a number or research institutions. In 2008, the Wetland Research and Monitoring Center of Dashanbao was built with financial support from the government of China. Ramsar site No. 1435. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

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Yunnan Province

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    • National Nature Reserve
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