Biosphere Reserve Information
Gaoligong Mountain is located in the Szechwan Highlands in the southern part of China.
Its highest elevation reaches over 4,000 metres and this upper part of the mountain is designated as the core area. Evergreen broad-leaved forests, deciduous forests and bamboo woodlands are characteristic of the region. Because of the difficulty to reach the area, the forests and the wildlife are well protected. Among the most protected species are the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) and the clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa).
Some 360,000 people live in the biosphere reserve (1999), subsisting mainly on agriculture and husbandry but also increasingly on ecotourism. The biosphere reserve hosts over 20 ethnic minorities that follow their customs and various ways of life. In the buffer zone, there are some collections of medicinal and edible plants and mushrooms. Past and planned scientific research focuses on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development of local communities.
Baoshan Administrative Office of Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve; Nujiang Administrative Office of Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve
Yunan Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve Bureau, N0.10, Taibao North Road Baoshan City, 678000 Yunnan Province, China
(+86) 975 2120288
(+86) 875 2120288
24°56'00''N - 26°09'00''N
98°34'00''E - 98°50'00''E
Last updated: 2007