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State Council announces 18 new national nature reserves

Updated: May 10,2016 4:25 PM

The State Council issued a notice on May 10 to announce 18 newly constructed national nature reserves.

The coverage and function of the nature reserves will be announced by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Related areas should set the boundary according to the approval and publish it to the public within the time limit.

Related areas and ministries should take up their responsibilities by enhancing supervision on illegal acts involving nature reserves. Administration of nature reserves should also be coordinated with local economic development and people’s production and living.

List of new national nature reserves

Liaoning province: Louzi mountain

Jilin province: Tonghuashi lake

Heilongjiang province: Beijicun, Gongbiela river, Bishui zhonghua qiushaya, Cuibei wetland

Anhui province: Gujing garden

Fujian province: Emei peak

Jiangxi province: Wuyuan bird forest

Henan province: Gaole mountain

Hubei province: Badong golden monkey nature reserve

Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region: Yinzhu laoshan

Guizhou province: Foding mountain

Tibet autonomous region: Maidika wetland

Shaanxi province: Danfeng wuguan river rare underwater animal reserve, Hei river rare underwater wildlife reserve

Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region: Huocheng tortoise preserve, Ili forest