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Yunnan shows true color of 'kingdom of wild species'
Published: Oct 11, 2021 09:40 PM
A visitor takes picture at an exhibit showcases China's commitment to ecological progress and success in biodiversity conservation in Kunming, Yunnan Province on Sunday. Photo: IC

A visitor takes picture at an exhibit showcases China's commitment to ecological progress and success in biodiversity conservation in Kunming, Yunnan Province on Sunday. Photo: IC



The practices in biodiversity conservation and fruitful results that Southwest China's Yunnan Province has achieved are highlighted at an exhibit in the provincial capital Kunming, which is hosting the UN biodiversity conference COP15. 

As one of the key exhibits on the province's rich biological resources from animals to plants, the show is the epitome of China's commitment to ecological progress. 

It showcases the keys to success in biodiversity conservation, sustainable utilization of resources and benefit-sharing in Yunnan to inspire greater ecological progress in China and beyond. 

The exhibit includes 278 photos and billboards, including giant screens and interactive touch screens, in order to give a full picture of Yunnan's fruitful achievements. 

Among the exhibits are billboards showing how the province established 166 nature reserves, protecting about 90 percent of the typical ecosystem and 85 percent of important species. 

The seeds and flowers of Yunnan's precious plants are also on display, giving the public a closer look at them. 

Yunnan accounts for only 4.1 percent China's land area, but includes all ecosystem types except oceans and deserts. Home to 25,426 species in 11 groups, including precious animals like green peafowls, elephants and Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys, the province is known as the "Kingdom of Animals and Plants" and "Gene Bank of Species."


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