Biosphere Reserve Information

China

Tianmushan

1996

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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.

Administrative Authorities

Tianmushan National Biosphere (Nature) Reserve Management Bureau in Zhejiang Tianmu Mountain reporting to local and National Forestry Administration

Contact

Contact Address

Telephone

Tianmushan National Nature Reserve Management Bureau, Lin'an County, 311311 Zhajiang Province, China

(+86) 571 63877008

Fax

(+86) 571 63739946

E-mail

Location

Latitude

30°18'00''N - 30°25'00''N

Longitude

119°23'00''E - 119°29'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

4,284

Core Area

1,191

Buffer Area

381

Transition Area

2,712

Map

Last updated: 2007

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