Biosphere Reserve Information
Tianmushan Biosphere Reserve is located in the Zhejiang Province in the eastern coastal region of China, about 230 km south-west of Shanghai. Also known as the ‘kingdom of big trees’, the biosphere reserve protects the most ancient wild Ginkgo biloba communities. The vegetation in this area is very rich, covering evergreen and deciduous broadleaved forest, bamboo forest, coniferous forests, marshes and aquatic vegetation.
Only some 170 people live in the biosphere reserve (1994). Tianmushan has a long history of human activities dating back more than 2,000 years ago. Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism were practiced over centuries and have contributed to the conservation of nature in the region.
Tianmushan National Biosphere (Nature) Reserve Management Bureau in Zhejiang Tianmu Mountain reporting to local and National Forestry Administration
Tianmushan National Nature Reserve Management Bureau, Lin'an County, 311311 Zhajiang Province, China
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30°18'00''N - 30°25'00''N
119°23'00''E - 119°29'00''E
Last updated: 2007