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Mount Jiuhua Applies for UNESCO Global Geopark

Pub Date:17-06-13 14:33 Source:www.cnanhui.org

As a candidate for global geopark, Mount Jiuhua was evaluated by United Nations Educational,Scientific,and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on June 12th.

Covering an area of 139.7 square kilometers, Mount Jiuhua Geopark has the highest altitude of 1,342 meters. With large quantities of granites, 1,463 species of plants and 253 species of animals, the park has high ecological values. The park has carried out protective measures and popularized scientific knowledge, since it approved by Ministry of Land and Resources of the People’s Republic of China in 2009.

In recent years, Mount Jiuhua has protected landscapes and constructed infrastructures with a total investment of RMB20 million. In 2012, the mount was selected in national geoparks network. Besides, it became the popular science base for land and resources at the end of 2016. At present, China has 35 UNESCO global geoparks.(by Jiang Xueting)


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