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Observation station established in Taizhou to promote biodiversity

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etaizhou.gov.cn|Updated: May 25, 2023

The construction of the first standardized biodiversity observation station in Jiangsu province recently started.

Located in the Chunjiang Wetland Park in Taizhou Medical High-tech Zone, also known as Gaogang district, in Taizhou, East China's Jiangsu province, the station will be focused on analyzing the distribution and population trends of rare animals and plants along the Yangtze River section in Taizhou.

Six biological artificial intelligence identification observation sites, eight collection sites, one sonar observation area, and 29 fixed survey lines will be set up by the station.

Multiple observation methods such as biological AI identification observation, environmental DNA, underwater acoustics and manual survey, will be adopted.

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A panoramic view of Chunjiang Wetland Park. [Photo/WeChat account: tztour]

As one of the biodiversity hotspots in Taizhou, Chunjiang Wetland Park is a key distribution area for migratory birds and long-distance migratory fishes such as Chinese mitten crabs or eriocheir sinensis.

A total of 452 species, including 261 types of vascular plants, 71 kinds of terrestrial vertebrates, 102 species of terrestrial insects, and 18 of freshwater aquatic species, have been found in the park.

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