Ningxia Yuehai National Wetland Park [Photo/ycjinfeng.gov.cn]
Ningxia Yuehai National Wetland Park, located in Jinfeng district, Yinchuan city, borders the majestic Helan Mountain to the west and the surging Yellow River to the east. It is only 3 km away from the center of the city, and has a total area of over 2,000 hectares.
The park is an important wetland in the arid zone of western China. It is also a wetland with the largest and the most intact original landform in Yinchuan with a complete ecosystem. The park is known by such names as "kidney of Yinchuan" and the "green lung of the city".
The massive wetland park is home to 157 different plant species, 18 types of fish, and 113 kinds of birds, including 24 species of national first-class and second-class protected birds.
From 2003 to 2016, Yuehai National Wetland Park has implemented wetland ecological restoration construction including lake dredging, returning pond to lake, Aiyi River system connection, habitat restoration and bird monitoring. Eco-tourism industries such as lake tours, ice and snow leisure experience and lake fishing are being promoted.