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Shennongjia applies for World Natural Heritage

2016-06-17 15:23 ChineseTime

Shennongjia applies for World Natural Heritage

Photo shows the beautiful scenery in Shennongjia. (Photo/People's Daily Online)

Shennongjia is located in northwestern Hubei province. The region's forest coverage rate is over 90 percent, and nature reserve forest coverage is up to 96 percent. National Park network was created by the United States 100 years ago to protect natural resources, which now has become a globally recognized model.

Shennongjia applies for World Natural Heritage

“云间湿地”的深厚泥炭层,记录着华中地区1.6万年来的气候变化

初夏清晨,走在神农架大九湖,湖面被薄雾笼罩着,远处层峦叠嶂的高山倒映在湖面上。

Shennongjia applies for World Natural Heritage


“大九湖有‘云间湿地,天上九湖’之称。”神农架大九湖国家湿地公园管理局办公室主任向平洋说,这里海拔高,大九湖被周围2000多米高的群山环抱,常年云雾缭绕,与此同时,大九湖雨量充沛、蒸发小、湿度大,没有外来河流补水也没有河流直接排水,每一滴水都来自云间,水“从天上来,由地下走”。

Shennongjia applies for World Natural Heritage

大九湖位于神农架林区西南部,介于川、鄂、渝交汇处,素有“一脚踏三省”之说,平均海拔1730米,总面积5083公顷。顾名思义,大九湖由9个湖泊抱团组成。大九湖附近没有河流,但在其西北角有40多个大大小小的落水孔,落水孔属于喀斯特地貌,水流至此后形成地下暗流,最后流入丹江口水库。

Shennongjia applies for World Natural Heritage

 

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