Jiuzhaigou Valley

Biosphere Reserve Information

China

1997

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This biosphere reserve covers 24,000 hectares on the southern slopes of the Minshan Mountains which is within the transition area between the Sichuan Basin and the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. The natural landscape includes snow-capped peaks, numerous waterfalls, forests, mountain streams and lakes. The altitude ranges from about 2,000 to 4,700 meters above sea level. There are more than 140 bird species and numerous threatened species of plants and animals such as the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca).


The inhabitants (about 1,000 in 1997) are mainly Tibetan and Qiang, who live in nine villages located in the valley. The rapid growth of tourism has brought benefits to these communities but has also created threats to the natural environment. The local authorities are addressing these, for example by controlling the construction of new buildings.

Administrative Authorities

The Jiuzhaigou Administration Committee takes charge The higher body is the Sichuan provincial government

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve Management Bureau, Yangtong, 623400 Jiuzhaigou County, Sichuan Province, China

(+86) 837 7734198

Fax

(+86) 837 7734579

E-mail

Website

Location

Latitude

32°54'00''N - 33°19'00''N

Longitude

103°46'00''E - 104°04'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

106,090

Core Area

58,915

Buffer Area

5,382

Transition Area

41,793

Map

Last updated: 2007

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