Biosphere Reserve Information

China

Mount Huangshan

2018

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This biosphere reserve is located in the hilly region of Nanling Range in south-east China. It has been a World Heritage site since 1990 and harbours a forest ecosystem almost unchanged since the last glacial period. Mount Huangshan has become a sanctuary for many ancient animal and plant species since the Quaternary glacial period. The area thus serves as an important germplasm bank and a hotspot for animal and plant biodiversity. This biosphere reserve is also an important water source for the Xin’An, Qing Yi and Qiupu river systems.

Administrative Authorities

Huangshan Scenic Area Management Committee

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Huangshan Scenic Area Management Committee, Tangquan, Huangshan City 245800

(+86) 0559 5580203

Fax

N/A

E-mail

Location

Latitude

30°07'45''N

Longitude

118°08'49''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

42,558

Core Area

7,744

Buffer Area

4,958

Transition Area

29,856

Map

Last updated: 2019

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