The Panjin wetland area in Liaoning province is the most important resting place for migrating red-crowned cranes in China. [Photo by Zhao Zhenmin/For chinadaily.com.cn]
Panjin's unique geographical environment has nurtured tens of thousands of square kilometers of reed marshes and other natural features. [Photo by Zhao Zhenmin/For chinadaily.com.cn]
The Panjin wetland area reached 249,600 hectares, according to the second national wetland survey in 2010. [Photo by Zhao Zhenmin/For chinadaily.com.cn]
Spotted seals, which are under national priority protection, come to the Panjin seaside to give birth every December. [Photo by Zhao Zhenmin/For chinadaily.com.cn]
Panjin, Liaoning province, has spent 10 years restoring wetlands and building a model for the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature.
The number of bird and mammal species living in the local wetland increased from 283 in 2010 to 304 at the end of last year, including red-crowned cranes and spotted seals.
Last year, Panjin was named the World Wetland City by the International Wetland Federation because of its progress in wetland protection.
Wang Yinhao contributed to this story.