Thursday, July 6, 2006

World heritage new sites soon...

IUCN News - The World Conservation Union recommends three new sites for inscription on World Heritage List

One on the list is:
"Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary, Wolong, Mount Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains ( China )
The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary covers 924,500 ha including seven nature reserves and nine scenic parks in the Qionglai and Jiajin Mountains . The Sanctuary includes more than 30% of the world's population of giant panda, listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and constitutes the largest remaining contiguous area of panda habitat in the world. It is also the most important source of giant panda for establishing the captive breeding population of the species. In addition, the Sanctuary is home to species such as the red panda, the snow leopard and clouded leopard (all threatened with extinction according to the IUCN Red List), and is one of the botanically richest sites of any temperate region in the world or indeed anywhere outside the tropical rain forests, with between 5,000 and 6,000 species of flora in over 1,000 genera."

It's south of Minshan. both mountain names i found on geonames.org.
JiaJin for example gives this: http://www.geonames.org/maps/bkm384
or see bellow map.

there will be discussion about several already listed sites. one of them:
"Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas ( China)"

This map shows the "Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary" (3 spots on the south), the Dujiang Dam which is also a world heritage, Chengdu and the location of Wanglang Nature Reserve in Minshan (not to be mistaken with Wolong)

post1 tagged map by user - Tagzania

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