The Location of Shennongjia
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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