Dinghushan

Biosphere Reserve Information

China

1979

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Situated in the Guangdong Province in southern China, the Dinghushan Biosphere Reserve comprises low mountains and hilly lands of the Dayunwu Mountain Range. The range runs from northeast to southwest with Jilong Mountain constituting its highest point, rising 1000.3 metres above sea level. More than twenty hills of this range are located within the reserve. Dinghushan was China’s first Nature Reserve and has played a significant role in the conservation of ecosystems over the last forty years. The biosphere reserve is also known as a major Buddhist centre in South-East Asia

Administrative Authorities

The Dinghushan Arboretum, the Dinghushan Coordinate Agency of Guangdong Province, the South China Institute of Botany and the Academia Sinica

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

N/A

(+86) 758 2621116

Fax

(+86) 758 2623242

E-mail

Website

Location

Latitude

23°10'00''N - 23°11'00''N

Longitude

112°31'00''E - 112°34'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

1,133

Core Area

625

Buffer Area

350

Transition Area

158

Map

Last updated: 2015

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