Habitats

Laba river Nature Reserve

http://english.ourpanda.com/   2013-06-26 16:30:22     

Laba River Nature Reserve is located at the southeast of the Jiajinshan Mountain in Tianquan County of Sichuan Province. It was established in 1963, covering an area of 23872 hectares.

The Reserve has rich plant species and complicated vegetation types. There are about 18 kinds of plants protected by nation law, such as Gongtong, Tetracentron and Cercidiphyllum japonicum. With the rising of altitude, the vegetation here is obvious vertical distribution.

There are 46 known kinds of beasts, 164 known varieties of birds, 7 known species of fishes and 14 kinds of known Reptiles. Among these species, 32 of them are protected by nation law, such as giant panda, takin, snub-nosed monkey, lesser panda, red deer, leopard, etc.

YA’AN Ya'an is a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China, located just below the Tibetan Plateau.The first giant panda was found in Baoxing County of Ya'an; Ya'an is also the origin of Artificial planting tea of the world; Mengding Mountain in Mingshan County, has been keeping seven tea trees, which are believed to be the origins of tea, for more than 1,000 years.

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