中国世界自然遗产总数独居第一 China owns most world natural heritage sites as Mount Fanjingshan enlisted
Mount Fanjingshan(梵净山), a natural habitat for a number of rare(珍稀的) plants(植物) and animal(动物) species(种类) situated in China's southwestern province of Guizhou, has joined 12 other natural sites in China to become a world natural heritage(世界自然遗产).
The decision was made Monday based on the consensus(共识) of the member states of the UNESCO 42nd World Heritage Committee during its meeting in Manama, the capital of Bahrain.
The new inscription has made China the country with the most natural heritage sites around the world. The province of Guizhou now become home to natural heritage sites including the Libo Karst(荔波喀斯特), Shibing Karst(施秉喀斯特), China Danxia(赤水丹霞) and Mount Fanjingshan.
Mount Fanjingshan, the highest peak(山峰) in the Wuling Mountain range at an altitude of 2,572 meters, stretches on an area(面积) of 402.75 square km with a buffer zone of 372.39 square km.
The ecosystem(生态系统) of Mount Fanjingshan has preserved(保护) large numbers of ancient relict plants, rare and endangered creatures, as well as unique species. It is home to 4395 species of plants and 2767 of animals.
In addition, it is the only habitat of the rare Guizhou snub-nosed monkey and the Fanjingshan fir, the most important reserves of beech forests in Asia and the world's most gymnosperms-rich area.
In October 2013, Mount Fanjingshan was listed as the national natural heritage of China, after which it was proposed by China as the country's only natural heritage nomination for 2018 world heritage meeting.
[zhí wù] 植物 plant
[dòng wù] 动物 animal
[zhǒng lèi] 种类 specie
[yí chǎn] 遗产 heritage
[shān fēng] 山峰 peak
[miàn jī] 面积 area
[bǎo hù] 保护 preserve
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居 <动词 v.>
Reside; dwell; live
E.g. Zhèr wúrén jūzhù。
No one lives here。
Hold/occupy (a position/place)
E.g. Biāotí jūzhōng。
The title is centered。
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Most of his literary works are about country life.