Recently, the reporter saw in the Baima Snow Mountain National Nature Reserve in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, that Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living here were looking for food.

  The Yunnan snub-nosed monkey is a rare and endangered animal unique to China. It lives in alpine forests at an altitude of 2500 to 4700 meters.

Baima Snow Mountain National Nature Reserve is located in the core area of ​​the "Three Parallel Rivers" World Natural Heritage.

After long-term protection, the population and overall number of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys continue to grow.

  Through the strengthening of protection in the nature reserve, the population of the flagship species Yunnan golden monkey, distributed in the Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve, has shown a steady growth.

At the beginning of the construction of the reserve, the number of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys was estimated to be less than 500. The number surveyed in 1995 was about 800-1000, the number surveyed in 2004 was about 1,200, and the number monitored in 2010 was about 1,500. The current number of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys About 2500 or so, accounting for more than 70% of the entire Yunnan golden monkey population.

(Reporter Du Xiaoxiao)

Editor in charge: [Sun Jingbo]

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