China's "spring city" receives more seagulls

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Added On December 24, 2015

A southwestern Chinese city has seen more arrivals of seagulls this winter.
 
So far, the number has broken a three-decade record.
 
LIFESTYLES has the details.
 
Dianchi Lake Basin in Kunming, captial of southwest China's Yunnan Province, is an ideal winter habitat for seagulls.
 
This winter, the basin has seen arrivals of about 40,500 seagulls, some 1,000 more than the number of the last year.
 
It also set a new record of the past 31 years.
 
Most of the seagulls spent winter in Dianchi are black-headed gulls.
 
And GPS monitoring devices on some of them show that they mainly migrated from Lake Baikal in Russia, Uvs Nuur Basin in Mongolia, and Bosten Lake in far west China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
 
Kunming is known as the "spring city" for its mild climate and year-round green environment.
 
The city has seen an increasing number of seagulls over the past winters.
 
Local government's increased efforts in envrionment protection is believed one of the reasons.