National Parks Safeguarding Ecological Diversity
Aerial photo taken on May 25, 2021 shows a view of Ngoring Lake in the Sanjiangyuan National Park in Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of northwest China's Qinghai Province.The ecological system has been steadily improving in recent years in the Sanjiangyuan National Park, making it a habitat of an increasing number of wild animals. （PHOTO: XINHUA)
By Staff Reporters
China is home to a variety of natural wonders. In an effort to protect these diverse landscapes, along with the rich biodiversity, China announced it would formally establish its first batch of five national parks on October 12, including the Sanjiangyuan (the Three-River-Source) National Park, the Wuyi Mountain National Park, the Giant Panda National Park, the Northeast China Tiger and Leopard National Park and the Hainan Tropical Rainforest National Park.
The parks are among the 10 pilot national parks which have been reviewed by the country's authorities for national park status.
One of the most important parks, because of its location, is the Sanjiangyuan National Park in Northwest China.
In 2016, the Sanjiangyuan (the Three-River-Source) National Park became the first of the country's 10 pilot national parks after China began to explore new ways of park management.
Located in the hinterland of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the scenic and mysterious area is the birthplace of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang Rivers, and is known as the Water Tower of China.
Renowned for its natural significance, this area serves as a strong protective shelter to safeguard ecological diversity.