Sunday, July 17, 2016

China's Hubei Shennongjia Added To World Heritage List

Via Xinhuanet:

The 40th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Istanbul on Sunday decided to put China's Hubei Shennongjia on the prestigious World Heritage List as a natural site, bringing to 50 the number of listed Chinese properties.

Hubei Shennongjia is considered as a treasure of wildlife renowned with high plant diversity, said a report by the advisory body on China.

"Shennongjia has been a place of significant scientific interest particularly for botanists and the mountains have featured prominently in the history of botanical inquiry", part of the report was cited at the meeting.

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