Gutianshan National Nature Reserve

Gutianshan forest canopy


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)...