On November 17th, the main event of the 5th Scenic Belt Across Tropic of Cancer - Guangdong Nature Reserve Exploration was launched at the Nanling National Park (Proposed) in the Tianjing Mountain National Forest Park Area, Guangdong.
The event has released the "Ten Biological Signatures" of the Nanling National Park (Proposed), with national first-class protected wildlife such as the Chinese pangolin, the Cabot's tragopan, and the Chinese crocodile lizard on the list.
Launch of the 5th Scenic Belt Across the Tropic of Cancer
China occupies over 2,000 kilometers of the Tropic of Cancer, where the most complex and diverse terrains in China and hosting the richest variety of species gather. Guangdong accounts for about one-third of the Tropic of Cancer within China. Influenced by its unique topography and tropical monsoon climate, Guangdong has lush vegetation all year round, making it a rare oasis along the Tropic of Cancer worldwide with many nature reserves distributed.
The main venue of this event is set in the Nanling National Park (Proposed) in the Tianjing Mountain National Forest Park Area. The event will be simultaneously launched in the sub-venues located in Guangdong Luokeng Chinese Crocodile Lizard National Nature Reserve, Guangdong Zhanjiang Mangrove National Nature Reserve, Guangdong Xiangtou Mountain National Nature Reserve, and Guangdong Huidong Harbor Sea Turtle National Nature Reserve.
The main venue of the event has set up an ecological science popularization corridor that combines fun and knowledge. Interactive areas with botanical science paintings, natural science paintings, and nature notes have attracted a large number of visitors. On the day of the event, more than a hundred ecological exploration enthusiasts walked into the Tianjing Mountain Ecological Corridor to explore the hiking route and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature in Nanling Mountains.
In addition, the Ten Biological Signatures of the Nanling National Park (Proposed) were first released at this event, including Chinese pangolin, Cabot's tragopan, Chinese crocodile lizard, South China tiger, Mangshan Pit Viper, Goniurosaurus yingdeensis, Taxus wallichiana var. mairei, Pinus kwangtungensis, Michelia guangdongensis, and Firmiana danxiaensis.
Promoting biodiversity conservation in Nanling Mountains
It is reported that the planned total area of Nanling National Park is approximately 1931.57 square kilometers with 5527 recorded species. It is an area highly gathering unique, rare, and endangered species like the Chinese pangolin, Cabot's tragopan, Chinese crocodile lizard, and relict plants during the ice age. It preserves intact mountain forest ecosystems and vertical zoning of native vegetation, representing a typical distribution area of Subtropical Evergreen Broad-leaved Forest globally and in China. There are 4748 recorded species of wild higher plants and 779 recorded species of vertebrate wildlife.
Guangdong will accelerate the establishment of the Nanling National Park (Proposed) and strive to obtain the national acknowledgement as soon as possible. Efforts will be made to develop the park into an ecological barrier for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in the north, a leading area for biodiversity conservation in the Nanling Mountains, a demonstration area for nature experience and ecological education in China's nature reserves, and to build a harmonious coexistence between humans and nature, creating a beautiful and green Guangdong.
Source: Yangcheng Evening News
文、图丨记者 张爱丽 通讯员 林荫