Biodiv Sci ›› 2000, Vol. 08 ›› Issue (2): 180-191.DOI: 10.17520/biods.2000026

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Status of Chinese cranes and their conservation strategies

SU Hua-Long, LIN Ying-Hua, LI Di-Qiang, QIAN Fa-Wen   

  1. Research and Development Center for Fauna and Flora , State Forestry Administration ,Beijing 100091
  • Received:1999-06-21 Revised:2000-03-13 Online:2000-05-20 Published:2000-05-20
  • Contact: LIN Ying-Hua

Abstract: There are nine crane species in China. Among them , five species breed in China , namely the Common Crane ( Grus grus) , Black- necked Crane ( G.nigricollis) , Red-crowned Crane ( G.japonensis) , Whitenapped Crane ( G.vipio) , Sarus Crane ( G.antigone) and Demoiselle Crane ( Anthropoides virgo) . As to the wintering cranes of the world , over 70 % of the Black- necked Cranes , about 14 % of the Hooded Cranes ( Grus monacha) , more than 50 %of the Red-crowned Cranes and White- napped Cranes , and close to 99 %of Siberian White Cranes ( Grus leucogeranus) lived in China. This paper analyzed quantity and status of cranes , and presented protecting strategy for cranes in China.