Baotianman

Biosphere Reserve Information

China

2001

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Baotianman is located in Heinen Province in the headwaters of the Yangze, Huaihe and Yellow Rivers. It falls in the transition region between the northern sub-tropical areas and the warm temperate areas. Biologically, this is one of the richest sites in China where numerous plant and animal species are raised, notably for food and traditional medicine. There are five villages within the biosphere reserve with a total population of about 4,000 people in 2001. About 85% of the population are of Han origin and the remaining 15% Mongolian and Hui. They make a living from collecting Chinese medicinal plants, selling wild fruits, making tea using native plant species (e.g. Rabdosia rubescens, Gynostemma pentaphyllum), and cultivating edible mushrooms. Commercial forestry is also being developed. However, farming is still the most important activity in and around the biosphere reserve. Baotianman is involved in the Chinese Biosphere Reserve Network and close relationships are built up with other natural reserves in order to share experience in management, involvement in scientific research projects and information exchange.

Administrative Authorities

Baotianman Biosphere Reserve reporting to the Chinese National Forestry Agency at the Henan Province Forestry Office

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Baotianman National Leveled Nature Reserve Management Bureau, No.54, Tuanhe Road, Tuandong, Chengguan Town, Neixiang County, 474350 Henan Province, China

(+86) 377 65313938

Fax

(+86) 377 65313938

E-mail

Website

Location

Latitude

33°18'00''N - 33°35'00''N

Longitude

111°36'00''E - 112°10'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

90,950

Core Area

25,250

Buffer Area

30,600

Transition Area

35,100

Map

Last updated: 2007

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