Overall Plan for Qianjiangyuan-Baishanzu National Park passes expert review
The review meeting of the "Overall Plan for Qianjiangyuan-Baishanzu National Park (2020-2025)" (hereinafter referred to as the Plan) was held in Hangzhou on Aug 9.
A panel of seven experts from the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Ecological and Environmental Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences unanimously agreed to pass the Plan.
According to the Plan, Qianjiangyuan-Baishanzu National Park will include two parks, Qianjiangyuan and Baishanzu, covering more than 75,000 hectares, with seven nature reserves and their connecting areas.
The plan pointed out that by the end of 2020, the Qianjiangyuan-Baishanzu National Park will be formally established, and relative regulations and policies will be gradually completed. And by 2030, the park will become a national park of international standard by achieving a virtuous cycle of the ecosystem and giving full play to its comprehensive functions of protection, scientific research, education, exhibition and experience.
Abies beshanzuensis is endemic to the Qianjiangyuan-Baishanzu National Park. [Photo by Xiao Da/chinadaily.com.cn]
The Plan also made it clear that the goal is to build Qianjiangyuan-Baishanzu National Park into a key site for the protection of typical evergreen broad-leaved forest ecosystems, and a protected area for rare and endangered species represented by abies beshanzuensis and hairy-fronted muntjac.
Abies beshanzuensis is endemic to the Qianjiangyuan-Baishanzu National Park. It has been classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.