Biosphere Reserve Information

China

Wolong

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This biosphere reserve is located in the northeast of the People’s Republic of China, within Szechuan province, about 150 km from Chengtu. Wolong’s Biogeographical Region lies in the polar arctic realm. Great mountain ranges with altitudes ranging from 1,150 to 6,250 metres above sea level traverse the reserve between the northeastern and southwestern boundaries. The variability of soil types within Wolong is especially remarkable. Each mountain layer contains a different type of soil, ranging from yellow soil, mountain black brown soil to mountain brown soil. These numerous soil types have stimulated the development of a rich biodiversity.

Administrative Authorities

The Protection Division of the Ministry of Forestry, the Government of Sichuan Province, the Protection Office of the Ministry of Forestry of Sichuan, the Administration of Wolong Natural Reserve and the Agriculture Management Office

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Location

Latitude

30°45'00''N - 31°25'00''N

Longitude

102°52'00''E - 103°25'00''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

200,000

Core Area

119,460

Buffer Area

53,020

Transition Area

27,520

Map

Last updated: 2015

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