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Weishui Wetland Park labeled national level

Source: hubei.gov.cn 01/09/2019 03:01:46

The Weishui Wetland Park in Songzi

The Weishui Wetland Park in Songzi City, central China’s Hubei Province, was approved by the State Forestry and Grassland Administration on December 29, 2018, to be a national-level wetland park, said Hubei Daily on January 7, 2019.

The Weishui Wetland Park is located in southwest part of Songzi, surrounding by the so-called tourist “golden triangle”—Three Gorges, Zhangjiajie and Ancient Jingzhou. The Weishui Wetland Park is dominated by the Weishui Reservoir, dividing into function areas of wetland conservation, rehabilitation and reconstruction, exhibition area, wise utilization and management and service.

The Weishui Wetland Park is rich in biodiversity, now home to 472 species of vascular plants, including such national first-class protected plants as metasequoia, ginkgo, and southern Chinese yew. As a good habitat for birds, 144 species of birds have been spotted in the park, including 11 species of national first and second-class protected animal like Chinese merganser, Centropus sinensis, Centropus bengalensis, etc. (hubei.gov.cn by Ruan Xinqi)