Zhanjiang Forestry Bureau has teamed up with Zhanjiang Daily to launch a bird-themed photo contest, aiming to raise public awareness of protecting wild animals and offering photographers a platform to showcase their work.
Zhanjiang's air quality ranked first among Guangdong cities in the third quarter of 2017, it was announced by Department of Environmental Protection of Guangdong Province on Oct 18.
Beautiful bee-eating birds appear in pairs in Leizhou Peninsula around Zhanjiang where they build nests and breed babies, drawing in flocks of photography enthusiasts.
Zhanjiang has been named as a pilot city for the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Urban Development and Livable Garden Community Program (SUC) and Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities (GIREC).
Zhanjiang ranks eighth among 100 cities in 30 provinces for its strong comprehensive ability to carry out environmental protection development, as released in a report on Dec 24.
The wetlands in Leizhou Bay in Guangdong's Zhanjiang were named one of the 10 most notable coastal wetlands on Dec 3.
Xuwen county, located in south Guangdong province's Zhanjiang, is at the southernmost part of mainland China.
The Zhanjiang Mangrove National Nature Reserve is expected to see more water birds active in the area this year.