On Monday, the Tibet Autonomous Region in Southwest China published its most recent assessment on the area’s natural environment. According to the research, Tibet was still one of the world’s top locations for ecological environment quality in 2022.
According to the regional ecology and environment department’s report, Tibet has high air quality for 99.5 percent of the time on average every year.
According to national regulations, the Mt. Qomolangma region’s total air quality was rated as Class I during that time, which is China’s highest rating. Regarding the number of days with excellent air quality, Lhasa, the region’s capital, placed first among China’s 168 largest cities under air quality monitoring.
Tibet has increased its efforts in recent years to safeguard regional biodiversity, advance sustainable development, and build its network for monitoring biodiversity.
According to the research, the Tibetan antelope’s population has climbed from its historical low point of 70,000 in the 20th century to its current high point of over 300,000.
More than 10,000 black-necked cranes now live in China, an increase from fewer than 3,000 at the turn of the 20th century when they were categorized as needing the highest level of protection. Other rare and threatened species of animals, like Yunnan golden hair monkeys and Tibetan red deer, have also shown extraordinary population recovery, according to the research.
According to the regional ecology and environment department, Tibet had created a total of 47 natural reserves by the end of the previous year, safeguarding more than 412,000 square km, or more than 34% of the region’s land area.