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Shennongjia National Park

1.General Information

Being in the northwest Hubei province, Shenongjia National Park is located in the transitional area between the Second Gradient Terrain and the Third Gradient Terrain in China. It is said that the reserve got its name Shennongjia because the early Chinese Emperor Shennong once collected and tried herbal medicine here. It is the only place in middle China that has the distribution of primeval forests, and one of the fourteen global key areas for international conservation and research on biodiversity. As a world heritage site by UNESCO, Shennongjia Nature Reserve mainly targets the protection of the forest ecological system, the rare and precious wildlife, and plants.


The Natural Environment of Shennongjia National Park

2. The Natural Resources of the National Park

Being in the transitional area between the temperate zone and the subtropical zone, Shennongjia Nature Reserve is dominated by subtropical plants but also has temperate and tropical plants. It is a place featuring plants and wildlife from different fauna and flora in China. Here you can find some national key protected plants such as Chinese Yew, Chinese Dove Tree, Tetracentron sinense Oliv., and Gastrodia elata Bl, and some rare and precious wildlife such as Golden Snub-nosed Monkey, Musk Deer, Golden Eagle, and Golden Pheasant. Shennongjia National Park is an accumulation site for rare and precious species and a sanctuary for old and endemic species.


The Natural Environment of Shennongjia National Nature Reserve


Golden Snub-nosed Monkey——a flag species for protection


Gentianae Rhodanthae Herba


Black Kite


Three-toed Parrotbill


Grey-capped Woodpecker

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