Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) captured in An Zi He, Sichuan, China.
© WWF / Peking University
China has more than 6,500 species of vertebrates representing 14 percent of the global total, making it one of the 12 globally recognized “mega-biodiversity” countries.
The overall biodiversity in China is in decline despite partial improvement in some places. The main threat has been the habitat loss and fragmentation due to invasive human activities.