Saturday, 19 February 2011

1213 CN - Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains (2006)

Brief Description

"Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, home to more than 30% of the world's pandas which are classed as highly endangered, covers 924,500 ha with seven nature reserves and nine scenic parks in the Qionglai and Jiajin Mountains. The sanctuaries constitute the largest remaining contiguous habitat of the giant panda, a relict from the paleo-tropic forests of the Tertiary Era. It is also the species' most important site for captive breeding. The sanctuaries are home to other globally endangered animals such as the red panda, the snow leopard and clouded leopard. They are among the botanically richest sites of any region in the world outside the tropical rainforests, with between 5,000 and 6,000 species of flora in over 1,000 genera."


 "四川大熊猫栖息地面积924 500平方公里,目前全世界30%以上的濒危野生大熊猫都生活在那里,包括邛崃山和夹金山的七个自然保护区和九个景区,是全球最大、最完整的大熊猫栖息 地,为第三纪原始热带森林遗迹,也是最重要的圈养大熊猫繁殖地。这里也是小熊猫、雪豹及云豹等全球严重濒危动物的栖息地。栖息地还是世界上除热带雨林以外 植物种类最丰富的地区之一,生长着属于1000多个属种的5000到6000种植物。"

Source UNESCO WH website
Giant Panda
Giant Panda 大熊猫
 Mt Siguniang
Golden Snub-nosed Monkey 金丝猴

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