The rare wildlife in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous
Region is resting more attention from the wildlife preservers
worldwide, according to the region's environmental protection
The Smithsonia's National Zoo of the United States and the
Cologne Zoo of Germany have stricken an agreement with the region
on conservation of Xinjiang Equus Przewalskii Poliakov, a rare
species of wild horse, according to sources with the local wildlife
The cooperation aims at rearing the Xinjiang wild horses and
adapting them to natural conditions.
The two zoos donated six individuals of the rare species to
Xinjiang this September. They will send more to the region in the
years to follow according to the agreement.
In June this year, Xinjiang Forestry Bureau collaborated with
the International Wildlife Conservation Association in
investigating the habitats of Tibetan antelope. With the fist-hand
investigation, experts concluded that the western area to the
Kunlun Mountain is a favorable habitat for breeding Tibetan
The future international projects to be conducted in the region
include joint investigation into the population of snow leopards
with a US-based foundation and study of falcons with an avian study
center in Britain.
(Xinhua News Agency December 29, 2005)