Qianjiangyuan National Park included on Green List
Qianjiangyuan National Park in Kaihua county, Quzhou, Zhejiang province was included on the Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (GLPCA) released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which was announced on Dec 10 during the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, or COP15, in Montreal, Canada.
The latest GLPCA contained 11 Chinaese protected natural areas, including Huangguoshu Scenic Area and Shennongjia National Park.
This brings the number of protected nature sites on the IUCN Green List to 77. Qianjiangyuan National Park is the only protected natural area in the Yangtze River Delta to be included.
Qianjiangyuan National Park, covering an area of 252 square meters, is a habitat for black muntjac and white-necked long-tailed pheasant, which are endangered across the world.
A large area of rare typical subtropical low-altitude evergreen broad-leaved forest zonal vegetation is preserved here.
In addition, the park is home to 2,062 species of higher plants (among which 61 are rare and endangered plants), 237 species of birds, 58 species of mammals, 26 species of amphibians, 51 species of reptiles, and 1,156 species of insects.
The IUCN Green List honors successful nature conservation worldwide. A protected or conserved area that reaches its standard is certified and recognized as achieving ongoing results for people and nature in a fair and effective way.