The Lo­ca­tion of Shen­nongjia

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Shen­nongjia, sit­u­ated in the western bor­der of Hubei Prov­ince, is ad­ja­cent to Jing (Jingzhou) and Xiang (Hu­nan Prov­ince) in the east and close to Sichuan Prov­ince in the west, with the Three Gorges to its north and the Wu­dang Moun­tains in its south. It lies at the east­ern end of the Qin­ling and Daba moun­tain ranges neigh­bor­ing the Wul­ing Moun­tains and the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River. Shen­nongjia is China s only pro­vin­cial-level ad­min­is­tra­tive dis­trict of­fi­cially named a Forestry Dis­trict, with a to­tal area of 3,253 square kilo­me­ters. With a for­est cov­er­age rate amount­ing to 91.1%, it is abun­dant in nat­u­ral re­sources and known as the gene pool of species on the earth and the heaven of all liv­ing crea­tures.

Shen­nongjia has a primeval for­est that is pre­served well in the mid­dle-lat­i­tude area. It is home to many rare an­i­mals such as the Golden Mon­key and al­bino an­i­mals (white bear, white deer, white mon­key, white tiger, white snake, white wa­ter deer, etc.), which are scarcely seen in other re­gions. In ad­di­tion, dove trees and firs grow here, which are both known as liv­ing fos­sils.

Ac­cord­ing to Zhu Zhao­quan, deputy di­rec­tor of the Hubei Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion Sta­tion, Shen­nongjia has been given a pri­or­ity to be pro­tected by the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion among the 32 bi­o­log­i­cal di­ver­sity re­gions be­cause of its bi­o­log­i­cal di­ver­sity. For a long time, tourists from home and abroad have been so fas­ci­nated by Shen­nongjia s unique mys­tique that they don t ev­er­want to leave.

In July of 2016, Shen­nongjia was listed as a World Her­itage Site at the 40th World Her­itage Com­mit­tee held in Is­tan­bul of Tur­key, be­com­ing Hubei s 1st and China s 11th world nat­u­ral her­itage. More­over, it has since be­come the first her­itage site in China that is si­mul­ta­ne­ously listed by UN­ESCO s Man and Bio­sphere Pro­gram (MAB), World Geop­ark, and World Her­itage.

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