Hubei Dajiu Lake Wetland

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Hubei Dajiu Lake Wetland

  • Country: 
    China
  • Site number: 
    2186
  • Area: 
    9,320 ha
  • Designation date: 
    16-10-2013
  • Coordinates: 
    31°28'N 110°03'E
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Overview

Hubei Dajiu Lake Wetland. 16/10/2013; Hubei; 9,320 ha; 31°28'14"N 110°2'51"E. Nature Reserve. The site is a rare representative of a typical subalpine sphagnum bog wetland located in subtropical central China. It lies in the watershed of Yangzte and Han Rivers, close to the Shennongjia Forest District, one of the “WWF Global 200”. The wetland represents the source of the Du River, a first level tributary of the Han, and has great value in the biogeographic region for flood control, climate regulation , groundwater recharge and water purification. Several threatened species of plants, waterbirds and mammals occur at the site, including the critically endangered Veitch’s Spruce Picea neoveitchii, the endangered Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana and Forest Musk Deer Moschus berezovskii. Ramsar Site no. 2186. Most recent RIS information: 2013.

Administrative region: 
Hubei Province

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    16-10-2013

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