Updated : 2018-05-15Print Print
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The confluence of the Yellow River and the Bohai Sea year after year gave birth to the youngest land of the P.R.C.—the vast Yellow River Delta. The national Yellow River Delta natural reserve is a geological park approved by the State Council. It has the most integrated, vastest and youngest wetland ecology system in a warm-temperate zone in a total area of 1530 square kilometers. The zone’s main aim is to protect the newly-born wetland system, including its rare and extinct birds; it is an important transfer station for birds’ migration, inhabitation and reproduction in northeastern Asia and the west Pacific area. With its flourishing vegetation and vital animal hunting grounds, the reserve has maintained the distinctive qualities of the original ecology and is very primitive and unique. It boasts abundant wildlife resources which include 393 species of plants and 1543 species of wild animals, some of which are very rare. In addition, it also has vast grassland. Its unique geographical location and natural conditions make the reserve one of the six most beautiful wetlands in the country.