Maolan

Biosphere Reserve Information

China

1996

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Maolan Biosphere Reserve is situated in the Guizhou Province in south-east China. The region is famous for its virgin forest that is well preserved on the karst landscape, in the middle subtropical zone of China. The main habitats include subtropical evergreen broadleaf forest, subtropical evergreen and deciduous broadleaf mixed forest, agroecosystems (with rice, rape, sweet potato and medicinal plants) and forestry ecosystems. The fauna is rich with many rare or endangered species including forest musk deer (Moschus berezovskii), rhesus monkey (Macaca mulata) and the south China tiger (Panthera tigris). The landscape with its Karst springs, streams and ponds attract about 60,000 visitors per year (1994).


About 4,300 people of six ethnic origins (Shui, Buyi, Yao, Miao, Han and Zhuang) live in the biosphere reserve (1994). They are mostly making their living from agriculture and forestry.

Administrative Authorities

Ministry of Forestry and provincial Forestry Department Maolan National Nature Reserve Bureau in Guizhou

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Maolan National Nature Reserve Bureau, Libo County, 558400 Guizhou Province, China

(+86) 854 3610676

Fax

(+86) 854 3610675

E-mail

Website

Location

Latitude

25°09'00''N - 25°20'00''N

Longitude

107°52'00''E - 108°05'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

21,330

Core Area

8,350

Buffer Area

8,130

Transition Area

4,850

Map

Last updated: 2007

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