woensdag 11 februari 2015

China, Mount Sanqingshan National Park

Mount Sanqingshan National Park, a 22,950 ha property located in the west of the Huyaiyu mountain range in the northeast of Jiangxi Province (in the east of central China) has been inscribed for its exceptional scenic quality, marked by the concentration of fantastically shaped pillars and peaks: 48 granite peaks and 89 granite pillars, many of which resemble human or animal silhouettes. The natural beauty of the 1,817 metre high Mount Huaiyu is further enhanced by the juxtaposition of granite features with the vegetation and particular meteorological conditions which make for an ever-changing and arresting landscape with bright halos on clouds and white rainbows. The area is subject to a combination of subtropical monsoonal and maritime influences and forms an island of temperate forest above the surrounding subtropical landscape. It also features forests and numerous waterfalls, some of them 60 metres in height, lakes and springs.

The species listed below represent a small sample of iconic and/or IUCN Red Listed animals and plants found in the property. Clicking on the number in brackets next to the species will reveal other World Heritage Properties in which a species has been identified. These species are identified in an effort to better communicate the biological diversity contained within World Heritage properties inscribed under criteria ix and/or x.
  • Castanopsis sclerophylla
  • Garra oriantalis
  • Garrulax galbanus / Yellow-throated Laughingthrush
  • Lutra lutra / European Otter (9)
  • Macaca mulatta / Rhesus macaque (5)
  • Melogale moschata / Chinese Ferret-badger
  • Muntiacus crinifrons / Black Muntjac (3)
  • Ochlodes subhyalina
  • Panthera pardus / Leopard (15)
  • Phyllostachys heterocycla

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