Lishui national park joins China biosphere reserves network

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Feb 21, 2023 L M S

The Qianjiangyuan-Baishan National Park, located in the southern part of Lishui city – in East China's Zhejiang province – has officially become a member of the Chinese Biosphere Reserves Network, or CBRN.

The announcement was made at the 23rd China Biosphere Reserve Network Member Conference held recently in Yancheng, in East China's Jiangsu province.

The Qianjiangyuan-Baishan National Park is renowned for its unique biodiversity, which has been the subject of many conservation efforts in recent years. To protect it, the park has implemented infrastructure projects such as the construction of an ecological diversity recycling system, ecological restoration projects and the research and monitoring of rare and endangered species.

In addition, the park has also focused on digital management and innovative approaches to combine modern information technology with its park management strategies.

This has paved the way for the creation of a digital life community within the park that is dedicated to protecting its diverse ecosystem.

The park has also made significant inroads into protecting endangered species, with the discovery of new global species such as the Baishanzu horned toad and the Fengyang giant leaf bee. The park has also successfully bred over 4,000 endangered Baishanzu fir trees, which were once on the brink of extinction.

The inclusion of the Qianjiangyuan-Baishan National Park in the CBRN is widely said to represent a significant recognition of its ecological and scientific value, as well as its commitment to collaborative development.

This development is expected to promote the conservation of its biodiversity, natural protection, sustainable development and scientific monitoring, among other important areas.

The CBRN was established in 1993 and currently has 191 members.