Wolong Nature Reserve Map
Map of Sichuan Wolong Nature Reserve
The Wolong Nature Reserve is located high in the mountains of western China's Sichuan Province. It was set up in 1963. Wolong is home to over 6,000 species of plants and animals. It is one of the last protected homes of the giant panda, red panda, takin, and golden snub-nose monkey. Wolong contains lush deciduous and evergreen temperate forests and high, ice-covered mountains. Wolong is a UNESCO "Man & Biosphere" protected area.
The Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Centre was one of the earliest research bases established in the early 1980s by the Chinese Government. Until 1989, the Ministry of Forestry of China and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) formulated the long-term Giant Panda Management Plan.