Niubeiliang (China)

Niubeiliang, China, is located at the eastern segment of the Qinling Mountains, with a typical temperate broad-leaved mixed mountain forest system. More than 94% are covered by forests, shared by three administrative counties. It has been regarded as an important water conservation region for Xi’an, a provincial level city and southern Shaanxi province. Niubeiliang enjoys a high level of biodiversity with many endangered species including Golden Takin (Budorcas taxicolor bedfordi) and Dwarf Musk Deer (Moschus berezovskii).  Local residents in transition area have developed rural tourism for increasing their incomes. Activities in the transition area of Niubeiliang include agriculture, animal husbandry, forest products. Cooperation with colleges and research institutions, research, monitoring, public awareness and training programs have been actively developed.

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