Gutianshan National Nature Reserve

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Mountains of Gutianshan receeding into the distance

Description

Situated in the Yangtze River basin in eastern China, the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve was formed in 1975 to preserve an area of the old-growth evergreen broadleaved forest in the region (1) (2).

Evergreen broadleaved forest is a key habitat in eastern Asia, extending not only in a broad belt across 1,750,000 square kilometres of southern China, but also covering large areas of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Japan (3)...