According to Qinghai government, China's first national park, Three-River-Source National Park will be officially established by the end of 2020. The park will cover a total area of 123,100 square kilometers.
Located in the hinterland of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Three-River-Source, also known as Sanjiangyuan, is the source of the Three Rivers in the southern Qinghai Province. It is the birthplace of the Yangtze River, Yellow River and Lancang River, and it is an important ecological security barrier in China.
At the end of the 20th century, affected by climate change and human activities, the ecosystem of the Sanjiangyuan area continued to degenerate. The lakes, glaciers, and grasslands were also destroyed.
In recent years, the Three-River-Source National Nature Reserve was established. With the continued protection and conservation projects, the ecological environment in the Sanjiangyuan area has been improved significantly.
The establishment of Three-River-Source National Park means that the awareness of ecological environment protection has been greatly improved. It will be the leading demonstration of other national parks in the future.