Walking into the "Wild Animal Paradise"-Karamay

March 3rd, 2024 is the 11th World Wildlife Day. Xiao Bian of tianshan net Popular Science Studio walked into Karamay and visited Karamay, a "wildlife paradise" in early spring through the lens.

Karamaili, located in the east of Junggar Basin, is the native place of wild wild horse Platts, the largest wild habitat and breeding ground in the world. In addition to the rare wild horse Platts, which is rarer than the giant panda, there are also rare and endangered wild animals such as Mongolian wild donkey, goose throat antelope, argali, lynx, red fox and sand fox, which is a concentrated distribution area of ungulate wild animals in low-altitude desert in China. It has many types of desert vegetation, such as Haloxylon ammodendron and Calligonum mongolicum, and is a typical representative of desert ecosystem in temperate arid regions of the world. There is also a unique natural landscape of clastic rock landform represented by Yadan landform in arid areas.

It is understood that there are 392 species of wild plants and 260 species of wild animals in Karamay.

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In April, 2022, the application for the creation of Kalamaili National Park was approved. The creation area consists of three protected areas: Kalamaili Mountain ungulate wildlife nature reserve, Qitai Silicified Wood Dinosaur National Geopark in Xinjiang, and Qitai Silicified Wood desert park in Xinjiang.

Today, Karamay has been upgraded from the traditional "human eye view" to the "celestial eye view", and it has achieved "global patrol and adjustment at any time" from "local patrol". Heavy-duty pan/tilt, infrared camera, unmanned aerial vehicle and satellite communication make it full of scientific and technological sense.

Planning: Ding Tao Yang Tao Ding Wen

Photography: Niu Tai

Text/clip: Ding Wen

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